20-year-old Bothell man drowns in Snoqualmie River in Carnation
August 15, 2012
By Michele Mihalovich
A 20-year-old Bothell man drowned around 3 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Snoqualmie River near 1550 W. Snoqualmie River Road N.E. in Carnation, according to Sgt. Katie Larson with the King County Sheriff’s Office.
She said the male, whose identity is not being released, went swimming with a group of co-workers. At some point the victim was unable to stay afloat and slipped under the water.
Two boaters kayaking down the river attempted to pull the victim up and out of the river, but were unsuccessful due to the depth, Larson said.
Eastside Fire & Rescue recovered the victim from the water and CPR was initiated. The victim was transported to a hospital and where he was pronounced dead, Larson said.
The King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is conducting the investigation.