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Sheriff’s Dive Team Recovers Deceased Man from River Island


CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, 425-388-3377, Media line:  425-249-6263

ARLINGTON, Wash. - The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team recovered the body of a 21 year-old Granite Falls man from an island in South Fork of the Stillaguamish River.  The man was reported to be unresponsive and floating in a shallow part of the river via a 911 call around 6 p.m.  Aid arrived and began administering CPR.  The Dive Team arrived a short time later and moved the man from the island to the banks of the river. 

Drugs are believed to have been a contributing factor in his death, but cause and manner (as well as identification) are pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.