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Family and friends gather at the waters of the Skykomish River at Eagle Falls in memorial of Devin Shelby Thursday afternoon Index on July 29, 2021. Devin Shelby drowned at Eagle Falls and his body has not been recovered. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Skykomish took him. His parents want him to be the last

A year ago, Devin Shelby drowned at Eagle Falls. His body was never found. His family still grieves.

 

Mark Mulligan / The Herald
Sunset Falls cascades down past the existing fish ladder along the Skykomish River east of Index, February 4, 2014.
Photo taken 20140214

Deaths of two in Skykomish River brings safety to forefront

The men were reportedly not wearing life jackets or helmets when they went tubing Saturday.

 

Henry "Hank" Purchase (GoFundMe) 20210712

Support soars for adventurous 5-year-old boy felled by rock

Rebecca Grant says her son Hank, an “adaptable” and “motivated” child, is slowly recovering.

Henry "Hank" Purchase (GoFundMe) 20210712
Karen Sample with her daughter Erin take in the view on the Erinswood Trail. The 0.6-mile loop is an ADA-accessible companion trail to the Leovy Trail in Index on July 6, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In Index, Erinswood Trail will be a place for everyone

Named after Erin Sample, who has cerebral palsy, it will become fully ADA-compliant.

Karen Sample with her daughter Erin take in the view on the Erinswood Trail. The 0.6-mile loop is an ADA-accessible companion trail to the Leovy Trail in Index on July 6, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Henry "Hank" Purchase (GoFundMe) 20210712

Boy, 6, in critical condition after falling rock hits him

He was flown from Index to a Seattle hospital Sunday after a rock from the Town Wall broke loose.

Henry "Hank" Purchase (GoFundMe) 20210712
Bruce Kimball navigates his way across one of two river crossings he has to make to connect to Index-Galena Road to reach his cabin on Sunday, May 9, 2021 in Index, Wash.

Wilderness awaits beyond the washout on Index-Galena Road

After 15 years, construction has begun, restoring connection to the Wild Sky and Blanca Lake.

Bruce Kimball navigates his way across one of two river crossings he has to make to connect to Index-Galena Road to reach his cabin on Sunday, May 9, 2021 in Index, Wash.
Snohomish County Parks senior park ranger Chelsea Kapica stnds among old piers at Picnic Point Park on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. the park is one of her favorites of the county's parks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Snohomish County Parks senior park ranger Chelsea Kapica stnds among old piers at Picnic Point Park on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. the park is one of her favorites of the county's parks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Traffic along Hwy 2 in Monroe of Sunday afternoon on March 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Gold Bar fire chief pleads for U.S. 2 traffic help from state

The highway’s long had backups. But now drivers are using apps that take them onto narrow side roads.

Traffic along Hwy 2 in Monroe of Sunday afternoon on March 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Mark Mulligan / The Herald
Sunset Falls cascades down past the existing fish ladder along the Skykomish River east of Index, February 4, 2014.
Photo taken 20140214

New hatchery on Skykomish to end practice of importing fish

A plan to capture fish from Sunset Falls near Index and release them in the river is open for public comment.

Mark Mulligan / The Herald
Sunset Falls cascades down past the existing fish ladder along the Skykomish River east of Index, February 4, 2014.
Photo taken 20140214
Kendra Swanson, Colleen Fadden and Sara Boyle hike Heybrook Ridge Trail near Index Friday afternoon on February 12, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Their weight-loss secret? Hiking nearly 1,000 miles

Over the past two years, friends Colleen Fadden of Startup and Kendra Swanson of Monroe have lost nearly 250 pounds.

Kendra Swanson, Colleen Fadden and Sara Boyle hike Heybrook Ridge Trail near Index Friday afternoon on February 12, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Hiker died of natural causes on Lake Serene trail last month

William Tuttle, 49, was with family at the time. He was from Mountlake Terrace.

Body of Mountlake Terrace hiker recovered near Lake Serene

He fell Monday afternoon while hiking near Index, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Search and rescue deputies with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office rest after they couldn't find the body of 21-year-old Devin Shelby at Eagle Falls on Sept. 17, 2020. (Zachariah Bryan / The Herald)

After TikTok craze at Eagle Falls, his body is still missing

Devin Shelby, 21, drowned two months ago. His father wants the popular swimming hole shut down.

Search and rescue deputies with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office rest after they couldn't find the body of 21-year-old Devin Shelby at Eagle Falls on Sept. 17, 2020. (Zachariah Bryan / The Herald)

BASE jumper who died at Baring Mountain identified

Jeremiah R. Manners, 23, of Bradley Beach, New Jersey, was seen hitting the side of a mountain.

Many more searches and rescues: First responders are busy

Many more searches and rescues: First responders are busy

The sheriff’s office this year has had 330 calls for search and rescue in Snohomish County.

Many more searches and rescues: First responders are busy

New Jersey man dies while BASE jumping at Baring Mountain

He hit the side of the mountain. Search and rescue teams navigated difficult terrain to get to him.

Man found dead in Snoqualmie River south of Monroe

An empty truck was left running at the Crescent Lake boat launch. An empty boat was recovered upstream.

Contested timber sale near Gold Bar approved but delayed

Contested timber sale near Gold Bar approved but delayed

The state Board of Natural Resources is giving Snohomish County 90 days to stop the Middle May timber harvest.

Contested timber sale near Gold Bar approved but delayed
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