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July 10, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Man dies after he’s swept away in Green River

The 19-year-old man who was pulled unconscious from the Green River near Ravensdale yesterday has died, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. His name has not been released.

The man and his father had been wading in calm eddies near the shore, but the son ended up swimming too close to mild rapids in the middle of the river, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cyndi West said. As the current started taking him away, the father tried to save him but had to let go or he, too, could have drowned.

Further downstream another father and son were able to dive 10 feet into the river to pull the son out and perform CPR. He did not regain consciousness and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

 

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