Body of missing Monroe man found on island in Skykomish River
June 15, 2017
(SULTAN, WA.) -- The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit located the body of a 37-year-old Monroe man Wednesday after he'd been reported missing by his family earlier in the day.
The body was spotted by the SnoHawk1 helicopter Wednesday afternoon on an island in the Skykomish River, according to a statement released by the sheriff's office. The man had been camping and canoeing along the Skykomish.
The sheriff's office said the man's death is not considered suspicious at this time, but cause and manner are pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.
The man left on the canoe trip Friday, putting in on the Skykomish River near Sultan and setting up camp on the island. When he didn't return home as planned, family members called the Sheriff's Office.
The man's identification will be released by the Medical Examiner.