RICHLAND — Police are investigating after kayakers found a man’s body in the Yakima river.
The Tri-City Herald reported that the kayakers called 911 on Saturday afternoon to say they had seen the corpse floating in the river. Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher confirmed to some media outlets that authorities had recovered the body, but no further information about the man was immediately available.
Richland police, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Pasco Water Rescue were all involved in the search.
Deputies indicated that they had responded to that area of the river Friday to investigate a report of a man acting strangely, but it wasn’t clear if that was related to the death.