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The Today File

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May 25, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Seattle man dies after rafting accident in Skykomish River

A 35-year-old Seattle man died this afternoon following a rafting accident in the Skykomish River near Gold Bar, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The unidentified man had been with a group rafting the river with a commercial rafting company based out of Peshastin, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Lt. Rob Palmer said in a press release. About 3:45 p.m., the sheriff’s office responded to a report that the rafter had been given CPR after going into the river near Boulder Drop, east of Gold Bar.

“The man was reportedly wearing appropriate gear to include a personal flotation vest and helmet,” Palmer’s press release said.

The sheriff office’s Marine Unit will be investigating the incident.  As of 6:40 p.m., the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office had not released the man’s identity.

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