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Hotel has taken steps to secure pond area


July 3, 2017

A FENCE surrounds the hotel-side exposure to the pond in the garden at Boulder Falls.

Alfred Nichelson is the second person reported to have been found in the pond. On Dec. 30, 2016, a man missed a step down from the gazebo at the pond at Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn in Lebanon, stumbled, and fell head-first into the 42-degree water.

The man was rescued by rescue swimmers and Lebanon Fire District firefighters. The man and his wife were guests at the hotel.

The pond area at the Boulder Falls Inn has been open for two years. Roughly two months ago, more fencing and a use-at-your-own risk sign were added.

“That’s been in the works for a while,” said Samarita...

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