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Sheriff’s Office Dive Team Assists in Search for King County Kayaker


CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, [email protected]  
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office media line:  425-249-6263

SKYKOMISH, Wash. –The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team is assisting the King County Sheriff’s Office in the search for a missing kayaker on the Beckler River east of Skykomish.  The Dive Team was notified at around 7 p.m. tonight that a 69 year-old male had been kayaking on the river when he capsized and went into the water.  He was last seen holding onto a branch in the river.

Due to holiday traffic congestion on SR2, emergency responders are requesting that drivers take extra caution when driving by emergency response vehicles.