CCSO release – On August 16th, 2020 at about 4:54 PM, Lakeside Fire was paged for a medical call on North Tenmile lake in Lakeside. It was initially reported that two males were in the water after their kayak rolled over in the lake. Lakeside Fire, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police responded to the scene.  On arrival of Law Enforcement units, both subjects had been pulled from the water, and CPR started. It was later determined the victims were 67 year old Philip J. Gray and his brother, 51 year old Mark A. Gray. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Mark Gray had rolled his kayak approximately 50 feet from shore and had been unable to re-board or self rescue. Unfortunately, Mark had not been wearing a life vest when his kayak tipped. Philip Gray heard his brother’s cry for help and immediately ran down the dock and jumped in the water in an effort to help Mark. CPR efforts performed by multiple citizens, Law Enforcement Officers and Lakeside Fire volunteers on scene were unsuccessful. Both Philip and Mark ultimately succumbed to their injuries.

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