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July 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Man drowns during Snohomish River drinking party

SNOHOMISH (AP) — The Snohomish Sheriff’s office says a 21-year-old man drowned while attempting to reach a sandbar drinking party on the Snohomish River. The sheriff’s office says the man was in a canoe with other people ferrying them to the sandbar where the group was drinking around midnight Saturday. The canoe took on water, spilling…


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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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May 8, 2012 at 11:15 AM

8-year-old boy dies in Chehalis River

The Associated Press CHEHALIS — The Lewis County sheriff’s office is trying to determine how an 8-year-old boy who lived along the Chehalis River died in the water. The boy’s mother reported him missing Friday afternoon and deputies found him about a quarter-mile down river on a gravel bar. KBKW reports he could not be revived and was…


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April 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Sunday to be warmest so far this year

It won’t be a record-setter, but Sunday is expected to be unseasonably warm and one of those get-outside-and-enjoy-it days. The National Weather Service predicts a high of 73 degrees — the warmest day of the year so far. That’s about 14 degrees above normal for mid-April, said meteorologist Johnny Burg. But keep this in mind if you head…


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