Here's a heartbreaker. They've identified the guy who drowned trying to save a distresed swimmer in the Columbia River over the weekend. The distressed swimmer made it to safety; he didn't.

His name was Kevin McDowell. He was part owner of the Capitol bar on Broadway in Northeast Portland. He also was getting into sports-related home decor. He played basketball in college at San Jose State. He was listed as 6-foot-8. McDowell was 35 years old.


  1. Very sad, and this is the first that I have heard of this. I hope that the city does something in his memory so people will remember his unselfish act.

  2. "Greater love hath no man...."


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