Accident Database

Report ID# 112376

  • Unknown
  • Does not Apply
  • Cold Water
  • One Boat Trip

Accident Description

From Tom OKeefe: It’s class II with a short section of class III known as the S Bends. Son was separated from father near river mile 92 at the start. S Bends (class III) is near river mile 87. Kayak found near river mile 78. Body found near river mile 68.

Body of missing 10-year-old boy found along Skagit River

by KOMO TV News Seattle, WA

September 16th 2020

ROCKPORT, Wash. - The body of a 10-year-old boy who went missing in July while kayaking in the Skagit River has been found, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.

A Skagit County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said a fisherman found human remains on the bank of the Skagit River near Rockport at around 9:20 a.m. Sunday. Detectives responded to the scene and recovered the remains, which were later identified as those of 10-year-old missing boy Sage Adams of Chehalis. 

Sage disappeared on July 7 while kayaking on the river with his father on the Skagit River in North Cascades National Park.  Skagit County Undersheriff Chad Clark said at the time that the father got dumped out of his kayak in some rapids but the boy continued down the river. The father made it back to shore and began searching but couldn't find his son. The father then hiked for several hours through the night to a place where he could get help.

Search teams combed the area for several days, looking for the boy, but all they found was his kayak along the shore of the river about 500 yards north of the Marblemount bridge. The search was called off after a week with no results. Sage's remains eventually were found about eight miles west of Marblemount.

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