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Body of Bothell Man Recovered from Greider Lakes Trail on Saturday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2019
CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The body of the 72 year-old Bothell man who suffered medical complications while hiking was recovered on Saturday, September 21. Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team (SAR) and volunteers from Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue responded to Greider Lakes Trail around noon on Saturday. SnoHawk10 was nearby conducting training and diverted to the area within minutes of the 911 call and located the hiking party. A helicopter rescue technician and a flight medic were hoist inserted to the ground. Unfortunately, when the team arrived on scene the victim was already deceased. Search and Rescue conducted a hoist recovery operation and transported the victim to Taylor’s Landing where the Snohomish County Medical Examiner took custody of the body.
The Medical Examiner will provide positive identification, as well as determine the cause and manner of death.