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Body of missing rafter found in Klickitat River


The body of Christopher J. Dube, 23, of Kirkland was found along the western bank of the Klickitat River below Fisher Hill bridge on July 11. Dube went missing on July 5, after reportedly riding a raft alone into Lyle Falls. Dube’s friends reported that he quickly overturned in the rapids and went missing. Klickitat County deputies and Klickitat County Search and Rescue (KSAR) worked the night of July 5 through July 6 before suspending the search.

Dube was found approximately ¼ mile below the falls, lodged on a submerged rock ledge, according to the Sheriff’s office report. KSAR descended a sheer rock embankment to recover the body. The Klickitat County cororner’s office has reques...

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