Saturday, August 22, 2009

Our Friend Keith Hansen

Keith Hansen with a Clackamas River Winter Steelhead.

Last week while working at my old stomping grounds at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland I was shocked to hear from several people about the death of Keith Hansen. Keith was a well loved Hematologist Oncologist and Director of Stem Cell Transplant for Northwest Cancer Specialists as well as board member for the Flyfisher's Club of Oregon. While on a recent fishing trip to the Dean River, Keith drowned while negotiating some of the treacherous waters of this fabled steelhead stream.

Keith's gift of saving lives and now sudden health has affected us all in this community whether you knew him or not. He will be sorely missed by all. Be careful out there and do not take any unnecessary risks on the water. Read more on Oregon Live.

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