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By Andrew Christiansen

Search suspended for man lost in Klickitat River


The search has been suspended for a Hood River man, lost in a rafting accident on the upper Klickitat River, according to Sgt. Joe Riggers of the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Department.

Riggers indicated that a change in river conditions is needed to continue the search. Visibility in the water is 12 to 14 inches, said Riggers.

The accident is believed to have occurred around 2 p.m. on May 17 about two miles upstream of the fish hatchery near Glenwood. Two men, Chad Saunders of Portland and Steve Revier of Hood River, put into the river a few miles upstream of the hatchery at a river gauging station. The accident occurred when the raft overturned, dumping the men into the water. Saunders...

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