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Eagle Point woman drowns in rafting accident on Rogue River

A 57-year-old Eagle Point woman drowned Sunday afternoon during a rafting trip down the Rogue River near Rogue Elk Park.

A raft carrying Janet DellaRosa and two others became high-centered around 1:20 p.m. When DellaRosa got out of the raft to lighten the load, she fell into the river and was swept 500 yards downstream, according to a press release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

Bystanders pulled DellaRosa from debris she'd become entangled in near Sunset on the Rogue Country Store and began CPR. Sheriff's deputies, Jackson County Fire District 4 and Mercy Flights responded to the scene.  DellaRosa was taken to a local hospital, where she died at about 10:40 p.m., the release said.

The other two occupants were pulled from the river with minor injuries.

All occupants were wearing their life jackets prior to the accident, the release said.