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Update 5/29/2017 at 2:52 p.m.
Missing Canoeists Safely Located
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2017
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263
GOLD BAR, Wash. – The two missing male canoeists have been located. They self-rescued downstream and walked to a nearby residence. Neither is injured. All Sheriff's Office units are demobilizing.
Original release 5/29/2017 at 11:40 a.m.
Dive Team, Helicopter Searching for Missing Canoeists
GOLD BAR, Wash. – The Sheriff's Office Dive Team and helicopter, SnoHawk1, are responding to the area downstream of the Big Eddy on the Skykomish River, searching for two men whose canoe overturned. A witness called 911 after seeing the canoe overturn and reported that it was believed the two men were not wearing life jackets. The canoe has been recovered, but there has been no reported sign of the missing men at this time.
More information will be released as it becomes available.