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August 11, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Green Lake drowning victims identified

UPDATED  2:47 P.M. The young men who died after being pulled from Seattle’s Green Lake late Thursday have been identified as Abeney Getachew, 23, of Snohomish County, and Euel Desta, 21, of Shoreline, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s office. They were in a group of six people who were playing soccer in the park, then decided to…

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August 11, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Teen drowns in Columbia River near East Wenatchee

The Associated Press EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. — Police say a Wenatchee 18-year-old who couldn’t swim waded into water over his head and drowned. The Tri-City Herald reports Eduardo Felipe-Escalante was with friends who also couldn’t swim when he stumbled Saturday afternoon at Porter’s Pond, a Columbia River cove in East Wenatchee. He was found by fire department divers…

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August 7, 2014 at 9:56 PM

1 man drowned Thursday night in Green Lake, 2nd man critical

UPDATE 5:50 a.m. Friday: One young man has died and a second remains in critical condition after divers found them unconscious Thursday night in Green Lake in Seattle. KIRO reports  fire department rescuers took them to Harborview Medical Center. One had reportedly been underwater for 30 minutes and the other 45. ORIGINAL POST: Two young men were…

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July 28, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Woman drowns inner-tubing with grandson in Nisqually River

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The Thurston County sheriff’s office says a woman drowned over the weekend while inner-tubing with her teenage grandson on the Nisqually River. The News Tribune reports that the 58-year-old woman died early Sunday at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, where she was taken after bystanders performed CPR. Witnesses heard commotion and found the…

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July 28, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Body of Port Orchard teen located in Ohanapecosh River

The Associated Press CHEHALIS — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says rescuers worked Monday to recover the body of a Port Orchard teen from the river south of Mount Rainier National Park. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown said kayakers spotted the 17-year-old’s body on Sunday, more than four weeks after he fell in the cold and fast-moving Ohanapecosh…

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July 27, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Sunday Memo: Man at party drowns in Snohomish River … Bertha repair hits snag … Marshawn Lynch poll

Young man missing, likely drowned in Snohomish River: The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says the 21-year-old man was in a canoe that capsized after midnight as he and others were being ferried to a party on a sandbar in the river. The search for the man was to resume this morning. No one…

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July 14, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Washington state woman drowns in Montana

The Associated Press WEST GLACIER, Mont. — A Washington state woman died a day after slipping and falling into a creek in Glacier National Park. Park officials say 33-year-old Abigail Sylvester of Buckley was believed to be taking pictures Saturday afternoon when she slipped and fell into the fast-moving McDonald Creek. Her husband was unable to rescue…

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July 11, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Exchange student, 15, presumed drowned in Columbia River

The Associated Press NORTHPORT, Stevens County — The Stevens County sheriff says a 15-year-old South Korean exchange student is missing and presumed drowned in the Columbia River in northeast Washington. KHQ-TV reports that Sheriff Kendle Allen says the boy has not been seen since Thursday afternoon when word came in that he had grown tired while swimming off a boat…

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July 7, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Teen falls into river near Mount Rainier National Park

CHEHALIS, Lewis County (AP) — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says a Port Orchard teen is presumed drowned in a river near the southeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park. The sheriff’s office says the 17-year-old was taking photos with friends Friday when he slipped and fell in the cold and fast-moving Ohanapecosh River near the…

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