Body of 5-year-old Tacoma boy recovered from Cispus River

Staff reportMay 30, 2014 

The body of a 5-year-old Tacoma boy was recovered Friday night from the Cispus River by a team of rescuers, according to a press release from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

The boy, who has not been identified, fell into the river Monday while riding a motorcycle near Randle.

His 32-year-old father leaped in after the boy but was unable to save him. The man was swept about a half-mile downriver before he could swim to shore.

The body was located in a logjam Friday after the river’s water dropped low enough for the body to be spotted, police say.

Randle Fire, Packwood Search and Rescue and the Department of Fish and Wildlife assisted the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department in the recovery, which took about two hours and ended about 8 p.m.

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