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Two Bodies Recovered near Sunset Falls on Saturday 




CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office

Courtney.O’, 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: 

  • Always wear a life jacket when you are on the water. Never go near moving water without one.
  • Beach logs, riverbanks and rocks near the shore are usually slippery. A fall can knock you unconscious and prevent you from being able to save yourself.
  • Consider bringing a whistle. If you are in trouble, it could help alert nearby people.
  • Keep kids within arm's reach. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and under.
  • Don't dive in. Two-thirds of catastrophic neck injuries occur in open water and the sea.