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Man's Body Recovered from Eagle Falls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 2, 2018


CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Officeshari.ireton@snoco.org, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue and Dive Team Units have recovered the body of the 24 year-old Monroe man who went missing at Eagle Falls last Monday.  He was found in about 10 feet of water 50 yards upriver from the falls.  Identification of the man, as well as cause and manner of death, will be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office.

This is the third drowning incident in backcountry rivers near waterfalls this year:

-On April 24, a 30 year-old Bothell woman went into the water at Wallace Falls State Park and her body was recovered the same day.  

-On April 12, a 22 year-old Monroe woman went into the water at Cedar Ponds and her body was recovered on April 21.  

Response to backcountry rescue and recovery efforts can be extremely dangerous and put rescue personnel and volunteers at risk. Swimming in Snohomish County rivers, especially near waterfalls, is not recommended due to swift currents, hidden snags/drop-offs and cold water temperatures, even for those who consider themselves to be strong swimmers. 

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