INDEX: Young man drowns in Skykomish River

July 2, 2013 

A fire chief says an 18-year-old man pulled from the Skykomish River near Index has died.

The Daily Herald of Everett reported that Sultan Fire Chief Merlin Halverson said the man disappeared Monday in the river near the Eagle Falls area. Halverson says he was found in about eight feet of water near the falls and rescuers brought him to shore shortly after noon.

The chief said life-saving efforts were unsuccessful.

The man was not immediately identified.

The Associated Press

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