WOODLAND, Wash. (KOIN 6) — Authorities recovered the body of an apparent drowning victim found submerged in the North Fork Lewis River Tuesday afternoon.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and a Cowlitz Dive team responded to the river near Cottonwood Drive across from the Lewis River Golf Course around 4:15 p.m.
Authorities said the body was of a man who was found laying at the bottom of the river in about 8 to 10 feet of water. The man was not wearing a life jacket.
Police said a small fishing boat found unoccupied caught in some debris just upstream from the recovery site is associated with the victim.
The identity of the body was not released.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol is investigating.