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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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July 5, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Body of missing girl found on Long Beach shore

The Associated Press LONG BEACH — Authorities have recovered the body of an 11-year-old girl, two days after she was swept away by the surf off a Southwest Washington beach. The girl’s body washed ashore Saturday morning, said Long Beach Police Chief Flint Wright. He identified her as Lindsey Mustread. The girl and her 9-year-old brother had been…


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July 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Girl, 11, missing off Long Beach; 9-year-old brother rescued

UPDATE, 10:20 p.m. The Coast Guard has suspended its search for an 11-year-old girl who was reportedly swept out to sea while swimming. The Coast Guard said it conducted seven hours of searching, covering more than 59 square miles. Corrected version The Associated Press LONG BEACH — Authorities say an 11-year-old girl is missing in the Pacific Ocean…


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July 3, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Divers recover body in Vancouver, Wash. pond

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash.  — Divers have recovered the body of a man who drowned after jumping into a Vancouver pond to retrieve a child’s hat. The Clark County sheriff’s office said Thursday that 42-year-old Pioneer Anastaco Kelulau of Vancouver was found in about 30 feet of water. He had jumped off a fishing dock at Klineline pond…


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July 3, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Vancouver man drowns while fetching a child’s hat

By Patty Hastings / The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. A dive team has resumed the search for a 42-year-old Vancouver man who presumably drowned Wednesday night at Klineline Pond. The man reportedly waded into the deep section of pond to retrieve a child’s hat when he went under, according to Clark County Fire District 6. The 911 call came…


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June 9, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Portland man drowned after train hit him on bridge

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say an autopsy shows an 18-year-old man drowned after a train knocked him into the Willamette River. The police said Monday it remains unknown why he was walking on the bridge about 11 p.m. Friday. He was identified as Taishawn Nathaniel Millage. The bridge is south of the St. Johns Bridge.


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June 4, 2014 at 1:18 PM

2 NAS Whidbey sailors drown while kayaking

The Associated Press OAK HARBOR — The Island County Sheriff’s Office says two enlisted men from the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station were not equipped for cold and windy waters when they went halibut fishing from kayaks off the island and drowned. Detective Ed Wallace says they were in 10-foot, open, lake kayaks, wearing jeans and shorts…


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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…


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