Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Joseph Deseranno of Milwaukie, fell into the Sandy River while fishing and disappeared. Emergency dispatchers were called at 10:06 a.m. by a man who was fishing for steelhead with Deseranno northeast of Sandy. The man told police Deseranno , who was wearing hip boots, was crossing the river out of his view and apparently didn't make it to the other side. Deseranno was not wearing a personal flotation device. He was wearing waders, which can quickly fill up with water and make it nearly impossible to stay afloat.
Search crews used rafts, divers and special cameras to try and find Deseranno, but were unable to locate him.
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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office