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