|River:||Skykomish (1 - Index|
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|Section:||1 - Index (Sunset Falls) to Railroad Bridge|
|Accident Cause:||Flush Drowning|
|Cause Code(s):||Flush Drowning|
|Injury Type(s):||Does not Apply|
|Factors Code(s):||Cold Water|
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A 35-year-old Seattle man died this afternoon following a rafting accident in the Skykomish River near Gold Bar, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported. The unidentified man had been with a group rafting the river with a commercial rafting company based out of Peshastin, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Lt. Rob Palmer said in a press release.
About 3:45 p.m., the sheriff’s office responded to a report that the rafter had been given CPR after going into the river near Boulder Drop, east of Gold Bar. “The man was reportedly wearing appropriate gear to include a personal flotation vest and helmet,” Palmer’s press release said. The sheriff office’s Marine Unit will be investigating the incident. As of 6:40 p.m., the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office had not released the man’s identity.
EVERETT, Wash. - A rafter who died Sunday after falling into the Skykomish River has been identified as James C. Bryant, 33, of Federal Way, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner says.