2 children die in Wallowa County rafting accident

TROY, Ore. (AP) — Two young brothers died in a rafting accident over the weekend on the Grande Ronde River in Wallowa County.

The Oregon State Police said Monday that the boys were rafting with their father when the raft hit a rock at Martins Misery Rapids and ejected the boys.

The father jumped in but couldn’t find them in the swift-moving river. Other rafting groups found the boys but they could not be revived.

More information was not immediately available, including the ages of the boys or whether they were wearing life vests.

The accident happened in Troy, a small community in northeastern Oregon near the border with Washington.