Man dies after falling at Toketee Falls

Douglas County Fire District #2 personnel recovering the victim from Toketee Falls

The body of a 59-year-old man was recovered by Douglas County Fire District #2 Technical Rescue Team near Toketee Falls on Monday.

On Sunday, dispatchers received reports of a man who had fallen into the water near the falls around 6:30 p.m.

Search and Rescue personnel as well as emergency crews from Douglas County Fire District #2 responded Sunday night and resumed rescue/recovery efforts Monday morning.

The male victim was identified as 59-year-old Brian Paul Nelson, formerly of Bandon, Oregon.

Next of kin has been notified.

Rescue crews had numerous response calls to Toketee Falls in 2018 including the recovery of a 23-year-old man who died after falling while trying to position himself to take a photograph.

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