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Sheriff’s Office Dive Team Recovers Body from Stillaguamish River
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2021
CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263
STANWOOD, Wash. – Around 12 p.m. today, the Sheriff’s Office Marine unit recovered the body of a 58-year-old woman who went missing while swimming in the Stillaguamish River yesterday.
Around 5 p.m. Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the Stillaguamish River, near the 21900 block of Sather Rd, for reports of a 58-year-old woman who jumped in the river to swim and had not been seen for over an hour. Witnesses reported she was swimming without a PDF and no one on shore reported seeing her in distress or go under water. Search and Rescue (SAR), swift water rescue teams, drones, and the Fire department’s hovercraft team all responded to the location to search for the victim. Around 12 p.m. today, the Sheriff’s Office Marine unit recovered the victim’s body from the river.
The victim’s body was transported to shore where the Snohomish County Medical Examiner took custody of her. The Medical Examiner will provide positive identification of the decedent, as well as determine the cause and manner of death.