A young man from Startup, 18, has died in the Skykomish River at Eagle Falls. The young man reportedly had been fishing with friends and had decided to swim. He appeared to have had trouble breathing because of the cold water temperature, and disappeared at about 11:40 a.m. Monday morning.
His friends and some local kayakers tried to locate him. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team searched for him and also deployed a helicopter and a dive team before locating him in about eight feet of water at about 12:30 p.m.
Rescuers initiated CPR but were unable to revive him.
His identity will be confirmed by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office before it is released.
This report is still rather preliminary, and this information should be considered in that light. It will be updated as more is known.