Man ejected from boat drowns in Snoqualmie River in Duvall

The man was alone, and emergency responders urge everyone to wear life jackets in swift water.

DUVALL — A man died in a boating accident on the Snoqualmie River in Duvall on Sunday afternoon, according to Snohomish County Fire District 7, which helped in life-saving efforts.

The accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m., District 7 spokeswoman Heather Chadwick said.

The man, believed to be in his late 30s or early 40s, was the lone occupant of the boat when he was ejected into the river.

Bystanders saw a huge splash, but it was not immediately clear what caused the accident, Chadwick said.

The bystanders were able to get him ashore and start CPR.

Water rescue teams from the Duvall Fire Department as well Snohomish County Fire District 7 were brought in.

A 911 caller went into the river at High Bridge boat launch near Monroe. District 7 and Duvall often work together on mutual aid calls along the Snoqualmie.

“We want to make sure people know to wear life jackets on the river,” Chadwick said.

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