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Rafter Perishes in Sultan area
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2015
CONTACT: Lt. Norm Link, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
[email protected], Media line: 425-249-6263
Sultan, WASH. – Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a missing rafter in the Lake Chaplain area of Sultan, WA on Saturday afternoon. Initial reports indicated that a raft had overturned, dumping four rafters onboard into the water. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office activated their Dive/Marine Unit and the search was aided by Snohawk 1, the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue helicopter. Three of the subjects were able to be rescued but one rafter, a 38 year old male, perished despite the rescue efforts. There are no further details for release at this time.