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December 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Two drowned after car plunged into Green River

Two people drowned early Friday morning in Tukwila after their vehicle plunged into Green River. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified them as Johnetta Powell-Stewart, 35, and Conjewel M. Glover, 38. Police found both drowned at about 1:45 a.m. near South 180th Street, not far from Southcenter Mall, according to KOMO4. Witnesses told police…


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July 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

19-year-old who died from Green River accident is identified

Geoffery Oberbeck (Family photo) The man who died after nearly drowning in the Green River on Monday evening has been identified as Geoffery Oberbeck, 19, of Enumclaw, according to his mother, Melanie Schomber. Oberbeck and his father had been swimming in eddies in a part of the river near Ravensdale when the young man…


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July 9, 2012 at 8:38 PM

19-year-old almost drowns at Green River near Ravensdale

Bystanders pulled a drowning 19-year-old from Green River near Ravensdale Monday afternoon, according to Sgt.  Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Department. He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. A father and son had been wading in calm eddies near the shore, but the son ended up swimming too close to mild…


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June 14, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Kent woman missing in Green River; another hiker rescued

 UPDATE, 11:11 p.m. | The search will resume at 10 a.m. Friday, Sgt. Cindi West now says.   UPDATE, 10:48 p.m. | The search for the young woman has been called off for the night.  Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Department said it will resume at noon on Friday. Here is the account West provided…


Comments | Topics: Cindi West, Green River, King County Sheriff's Office

June 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Naked man, dog rescued from island in Green River

A man and his dog were rescued from a small island early this morning after falling into the Green River while rafting last night. Officials said the man had spent the night naked after shedding his clothes to avoid hypothermia. Members of Mountain View and Rescue and the King County Sheriff’s Office rescued the pair around 6:48 a.m….


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May 14, 2012 at 6:50 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: 80 degrees! … Councilman drowns … Preppers

Weather: Hot. It could actually reach that 80-degree mark we’ve been talking about for several days now. (It made it to 78 degrees yesterday.) Don’t get too comfortable, though. While tomorrow and Wednesday will be in the 70s or so, temperatures are expected to drop into the 60s by Thursday, which is typical of…


Comments | Topics: 80 degrees, end of the world, Green River

May 13, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Everett city councilman dies in rafting accident

Everett City Councilman Drew Nielsen died Saturday in a rafting accident on the Green River. “We’ve all lost a real, good friend and colleague,” fellow councilman Paul Roberts said today. The Everett Herald reported that Nielsen, 61, was rafting near Black Diamond with his wife, Kim, and several friends. The raft flipped. Nielsen’s wife was able…


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May 12, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Man dies in Green River rafting accident

King County marine crews found the body of a man in the Green River Saturday evening, about three hours after the raft he was in got into trouble. Authorities responded to reports of a raft in trouble near Kanaskat-Palmer State Park about 2:35 p.m. Saturday, said Paula Smith, a King County Sheriff’s communication supervisor. “There were three people in the raft, and…


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