May 19, 2024 1:10 pm

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Bodies recovered of two men who fell into Eagle Falls on Saturday

INDEX—Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has disclosed that the bodies of the two men who fell into Eagle Falls, Saturday night were recovered shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 17.

The Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) unit and Fire Rescue Swimmers responded to Eagle Falls around 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, for reports of two males who fell into the falls and did not resurface. Rescue teams searched the area for several hours Saturday night but were unable to locate the two individuals.

Eagle Falls. SOURCE: Goggle Maps.

The males have been identified and will not be releasing names of the subjects until families have been notified.

Late on Saturday, Sheriff’s Office SAR deputies, the Swiftwater Rescue Team and drone operators responded to the location in search for the subjects. They continued search operations throughout the evening on Saturday but were unable to locate the two male subjects.

The 911 caller who reported the incident was part of a four-person group who was at the falls with the two missing subjects.

Searchers will be suspending the search at nightfall and will return in the morning to continue their efforts.

Currents are swift in Snohomish County creeks and rivers and water temperatures are still very cold. The public is asked to stay out of the water and stay clear from the falls. Consider the following safety tips before exploring our county’s waterways:  

  • Always wear a life jacket when you are on the water. Never go near moving water without one. 
  • Beach logs, riverbanks and rocks near the shore are usually slippery. A fall can knock you unconscious and prevent you from being able to save yourself. 
  • Consider bringing a whistle. If you are in trouble, it could help alert nearby people. 
  • Keep kids within arm’s reach. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among young children.  
  • Don’t dive in. Two-thirds of catastrophic neck injuries occur in open water and the sea. 

Additional updates will be provided as they become available.    


SOURCE: Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office

EDITOR’S NOTE:

  • Article updated 12:32 p.m., March 17, 2024, with the latest information from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Article updated 11:20 a.m., March 17, 2024, with the latest information from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

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