Father and Son Drowning Accidents on The Columbia River

January 8, 2013 by:

Back in April of last year it was reported that Brent Hicks 35 of Clackskanie died saving his 2 year old son who had fallen off a boat into the Columbia river. The boy, who was wearing a life vest, was treated at a hospital for signs of hypothermia and later released. Now 7 months later hundreds of people have gathered at the Clackamas High School baseball field after they learned about the death of the 7-year-old son of the baseball coach. Jacob Arntson was riding with his father, John Arntson, on Interstate 84 New Year’s Eve afternoon, when their pickup slid on ice over the guardrail and into the Columbia River near Mosier, east of Hood River. John Arnstson was able to make it out of the vehicle alive, but his son Jacob Arntson was not. Our thoughts go out to the family.   Here are more details of the tragic accident.