View Other Items in this Archive | View All Archives | Printable Version

Rafter Perishes in Sultan area


CONTACT: Lt. Norm Link, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 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.