Man’s body found in Stillaguamish River

It was discovered by 2 fishermen who waited at the scene for authorities.

UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: A man’s body has been recovered from the Stillaguamish River. His identification and cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported.

UPDATE 7 a.m.: Officials now say they did not recover the man’s body Wednesday night as they earlier reported. That was expected to happen sometime Thursday.

“Patrol maintained security at the scene through the night,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release. “The major crimes unit and dive team will meet this morning to discuss logistics for a safe removal of the body. Updates will be provided as they become available.”

ARLINGTON — A man’s body was found Wednesday afternoon in the Stillaguamish River near Arlington.

Two anglers called 911 at about 5:30 p.m. to report they’d spotted the body in the river near 59th Avenue NE and Dike Avenue. They remained at the location until fire crews and officials with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife reached the scene, said Shari Ireton, a spokeswoman with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The body was recovered and sheriff’s major crimes detectives summoned. Identification and determination about the cause and manner of the man’s death was pending an autopsy by the medical examiner.

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