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Two Bodies Recovered near Sunset Falls on Saturday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2021
CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Search and Rescue (SAR) deputies responded to Cable Drop Trail near Sunset Falls around 2 p.m. on Saturday for reports of two subjects drowning in the river. Bystanders helped pull the two men from the water and first responders performed life-saving measures on the victims. Efforts to revive the men were unsuccessful and the 56-year-old and the 54-year-old victims died at the scene.
Positive identification of the decedents, as well as the cause and manner of death, will come from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office.
Currents are swift in Snohomish County creeks and rivers and water temperatures are around 50 degrees. Consider the following safety tips before exploring our county’s waterways: