Cave Junction man dies in fall into river

A Cave Junction man fell from a rope swing on the Rogue River in Grants Pass, struck his head and died Monday afternoon.

Michael C. Cotton, no age listed, of Cave Junction, was at the river in the 3200 block of Lower River Road, Grants Pass, when he fell off the rope swing over the river and hit his head on a rock, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office reported. A companion with him at the river called for help at about 3 p.m. Monday.

Mercy Flight transported Cotton to Rogue Valley Medical Center, where he later died, the sheriff's office reported.

— Anita Burke

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