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February 9, 2015 at 4:22 PM

Lake Washington drowning victim identified

The drowning victim whose body was pulled from Lake Washington on Sunday has been identified as a 19-year-old man. Bimaldeep Sandhu drowned in Lake Washington near Renton, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. His death is classified as an accident. Sandhu’s relatives said that he had been drinking with his cousins before he slipped into…

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January 11, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Body recovered from Snohomish County lake

Authorities in Snohomish County say they’ve recovered a man’s body from Blackmans Lake, where a fisherman went missing more than a month ago. The 38-year-old Lake Forest Park man was last seen wearing a yellow rain jacket and fishing on the lake Dec. 6. According to the Associated Press, two nearby residents called authorities Sunday morning…

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December 15, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Navy subcontractor worker dies in boating accident

The Associated Press BANGOR, Kitsap County — A man who worked for a Navy subcontractor has died in a boating accident at Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor. The Kitsap Sun reports that 50-year-old William Smith worked in the security department for Homeland Security Solutions, a subcontractor for a base support company. He died Thursday night. The Virginia company’s program…

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December 15, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Man feared drowned after fleeing from deputies in Leavenworth

The Associated Press LEAVENWORTH — A 28-year-old shoplifting suspect who jumped into the Wenatchee River near Leavenworth to run from Chelan County deputies has likely drowned. Chelan County sheriff’s Sgt. Kent Sisson said Sunday that there’s “a high probability” the man drowned. There have been no sightings of him in two days. He was last seen Friday afternoon,…

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December 1, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Body of kayaker recovered from Stillaguamish River

Search-and-rescue personnel on Monday recovered the body of a kayaker from the south fork of the Stillaguamish River near Granite Falls. The man, 24, from Alaska, is believed to have drowned on Sunday after his kayak overturned near the 28300 block of the Mountain Loop Highway, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Identification of the…

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November 30, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Kayaker drowns on Stillaguamish River

A 24-year-old kayaker drowned Sunday afternoon on the Stillaguamish River. The man, originally from Alaska, was with two friends about 2:30 p.m. when his kayak overturned in the river near the 28300 Block of the Mountain Loop Highway in the Granite Falls area, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. His body was found several minutes…

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November 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Body found in Lake Washington was missing Mercer Island man

A body recovered from Lake Washington has been identified as that of a Mercer Island man who went missing after he went out on his boat more than two years ago. Richard Sweezey, 67, drowned on July 20, 2012, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The manner of death is classified as…

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September 10, 2014 at 5:20 PM

DA won’t prosecute man over warning signs at Oregon lake

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The Washington County District Attorney has dropped charges against a local activist who was cited and fined for bolting homemade warning signs into posts and trees at Henry Hagg Lake where four members of a family drowned last month. The District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday it won’t prosecute 66-year-old Michael Medill of…

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September 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Swimming now barred where Oregon family drowned

The Associated Press Update at 10:35 a.m.: PORTLAND — The area of an Oregon lake where four members of a family drowned last month has been closed to swimming for the rest of the year. Washington County sheriff’s deputies put crime-scene tape along that dangerous spot of Henry Hagg Lake on Monday, and temporary signs are being…

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September 3, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Southern Oregon girl found dead in bathtub

The Associated Press WINSTON, Ore. — Authorities in Douglas County say an 11-year-old-girl has apparently drowned in a bathtub. Winston Police Chief Scott Gugel told the Roseburg News-Review the girl was found about 8 p.m. Tuesday and was unresponsive. Authorities did not immediately release her name. An autopsy is planned. Winston is south of Roseburg.

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