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May 28, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Rafter who died on Skykomish was Federal Way man

The Associated Press

GOLD BAR — The rafter who died Sunday after falling into the Skykomish River has been identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.

KOMO-TV reports an autopsy found that 33-year-old James C. Bryant of Federal Way died of cardiac arrest due to cold water exposure.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded about 3:45 p.m. Sunday to a report of the rafter being given CPR after going into the water near Boulder Drop. The man was reportedly wearing appropriate gear, including a life jacket and helmet.

The CPR efforts were unsuccessful, and the man died at the scene

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