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Man drowns Saturday at Warehouse Beach

Published on September 11, 2017 10:48AM


HERMISTON — The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office reported a drowning Saturday at Warehouse Beach.

Deputies responded to the area Saturday at about 6 p.m., according to a written statement from the sheriff’s office issued Monday, on a report that a male swam away from the shore, began to struggle, went under and did not resurface. Deputies conducted an initial search, then requested assistance from the Columbia Basin Dive Rescue team based in Richland, Washington.

The dive team found the male about 8 p.m. The sheriff’s office also stated it would not release the identity of victim until notifying his family.



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