Tennis player drowns after jumping off Oregon waterfall

A University of Oregon tennis player drowned Saturday after jumping off a 60-foot waterfall.

Alex Rovello, 21, didn't surface after jumping into Blue Pool on the McKenzie River in Oregon. His friends tried to rescue him but were unsuccessful because of the deep, cold water, KTVB.com reported.

A witness ran more than two miles to get cell service and call 911. Divers found Rovello's body more than 30 feet from the water's surface.

Linn County sheriff's deputies said alcohol was not a factor in the drowning.

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