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Drowning, Stillaguamish River in Arlington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2017 

CONTACT: Lt. Beaton, Lieutentant, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office 
monte.beaton@snoco.org, Media line: 425-249-6263 

1100 block of North West Ave., Arlington WA 98223 – At 7:49 PM the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office received reports via 911 of a male who was seen jumping from the Centennial Trail pedestrian bridge into the river below.  The pedestrian bridge is a defunct train bridge that spans the Stillaguamish River.  The male was witnessed to have jumped in and he did not come to the surface.  Witnesses called 911 a short time later and approximately 15 individuals entered the river to try to locate him.  Within four minutes, Sheriff's Office Dive and Search and Rescue had been summoned but were called off when the subject was found and pulled from the river.  The male was later pronounced dead at Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington.  The victim's age was not given at the time of the incident.  The medical examiner will conduct an investigation and identification will be forthcoming.  The area is posted "No Swimming".   Intoxicants may have been involved.