Accident Database

Report ID# 759

  • Swim into Strainer
  • Does not Apply
  • One Boat Trip

Accident Description

A 5 year-old boy drowned in a Class II section of Washington's Skykomish River on September 14th. The boy was with his parents and two brothers aged 4 and 7. Everyone was wearing a life vest. Their canoe hit a logjam just downstream of the Lewis Street boat ramp in Monroe. Two boys and their mother were out of the water by the time firefighters arrived. The father was caught in the logjam with the 5 year old, who was dead on arrival at a local hospital.

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