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Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit Responds to Fatal Boat Accident

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 13, 2018

CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263

MONROE, Wash. – The Sheriff’s Office Marine Services Unit responded to a boating accident on the Snoqualmie River, near the 23500 block of High Bridge Road, just after 2 p.m. yesterday. Witnesses reported an adult male was operating a jet boat at a high rate of speed when he lost control and was thrown from the boat into the river. Witnesses on the riverbank searched for the male in the water and began CPR. Aid units responded to the scene and transported the male. He was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital. He was not wearing a life vest.

Identification of the deceased, as well as cause and manner of death, are pending from the King County Medical Examiner.

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