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2 drown at White River Falls

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THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) - The Wasco County sheriff's office says two people have drowned at White River Falls in north-central Oregon.

Undersheriff Lane McGill said the victims apparently tried to walk behind the main falls to take a photograph Monday afternoon and slipped into the pool at the base of the falls. Witnesses tried unsuccessfully to rescue them.

The victims were identified only as "two males." The bodies were not immediately recovered.

The White River Falls Day Use area is about four miles east of the small Wasco County community of Tygh Valley.

No additional information was immediately available.