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Monroe Man Dies after Falling into the Water at Cedar Ponds on Saturday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 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
MONROE, Wash. – A 26 year-old Monroe man drowned after falling over the falls at Cedar Ponds on Saturday afternoon. Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) deputies and dive team, as well as Fire Districts 5 and 7, responded to Cedar Ponds Road just before 4 p.m. on Saturday to reports of two adult males who slipped and fell into the water. One of the subjects was able to self-rescue. Deputies on scene rescued the second subject, a 26 year-old male, from the water. He was transported by aid to Evergreen Hospital, but did not survive. Positive identification of the decedent, as well as cause and manner will be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.
Earlier this year, a 28 year-old Everett woman drowned at this same location and rescuers could not recover her body until the next day due to dangerous conditions. Last year, a 22 year-old Monroe woman drowned at this same location and it took 10 days for SAR teams to recover the body.
Currents are swift in Snohomish County creeks and rivers. Consider the following safety tips before exploring our county’s waterways: