Hong Kong man identified as swimmer who drowned in Oregon

May 26, 2017

A 25-year-old man from Hong Kong has been identified as the swimmer who drowned at 3 Pools, a popular hot-weather destination east of Salem, Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Authorities identified a swimmer who drowned in Oregon this week as a 25-year-old man from Hong Kong who had been studying in the United States for the past seven years.

Kung Shing Yau went underwater Monday and never resurfaced at Three Pools, a popular swimming spot east of Salem. Kayakers found his body two days later.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says he was a student at Linn-Benton Community College.


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