18-year-old drowns in Chehalis River
ELMA, Wash. (AP) — An 18-year-old Elma, Washington, man drowned while swimming in the Chehalis River near the South Elma Bridge.
KIRO-TV reports that the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office said he was swimming with a 17-year-old girl when the drowning occurred on Thursday.
The girl told officials that were trying to swim across the river to a gravel bar when the man became distressed.
The girl said she attempted to help the man before swimming to retrieve a pallet on shore to assist, and then he went underwater.
Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttp://www.kirotv.com/index.html