An 82-year-old man, who went missing around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, was found dead about two hours later in the North Umpqua River, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Byung Su Song of Hillsboro, who reportedly suffered from dementia, was reported missing from a home in the 4000 block of Del Rio Road in Roseburg.

Multiple law enforcement officers, search and rescue personnel and a REACH Air Medical helicopter began searching.

His body was found downstream from Hestness Landing, in the 3700 block of Del Rio Road, around 8:30 p.m. Song was declared dead at the scene.

The Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting a death investigation. Foul play is not suspected at this time, according to DCSO.

Sanne Godfrey can be reached at or 541-957-4203. Follow her on Twitter @sannegodfrey.

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