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18-year-old drowns in Chehalis River

July 13, 2018

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

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