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Sheriff'f Office responds to drowning

 


On June 6, at about 1:52 p.m. the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a raft that wrecked on the upper Klickitat River. The reporting party reported that a 14-year-old girl had drowned in the incident.

Upon arrival, deputies found the raft had had four people in it, and it hit a log jam. The drowing victim had been pulled under into the log jam. The victim was later pulled from the water by another raft that was also part of the same party.

The father in the party was swept farther downstream. Klickitat County Search and Rescue was called to assist, and they were joined by by Wet Planet. Wet Planet was able to pick up the father and take him off the river.

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