Seattle man dies rafting on the Skykomish River

GOLD BAR — A rafter died after falling into the Skykomish River east of Gold Bar on Sunday afternoon.

The Seattle man, 35, had been rafting the river in a group with a company based out of Peshastin. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 3:45 p.m. to a report of the rafter being given CPR after going into the water near Boulder Drop. He was reportedly wearing appropriate gear, such as a life jacket and helmet.

The sheriff’s office marine unit is set to conduct an investigation of the incident. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to later determine the cause of death and release the man’s name.

No further information was immediately available.

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