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Channel 4 – KOMO/ABC Television – Seattle Washington

 

The body of a 17-year-old boy who disappeared while cliff diving near Cedar Ponds waterfall on Sunday night has been recovered, officials said.

Snohomish County Sheriff's rescue and dive teams initially responded to the scene just before 6 p.m. Sunday for a report of a cliff diver who did not resurface, according to spokesperson Courtney O'Keefe.

Search-and-rescue deputies and volunteers kept up the search every day since then, but were unable to recover the body due to dangerous conditions. But around 3:30 p.m. Friday, a swift water rescue team managed to pull the boy’s body from the water. His name was not immediately released.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will provide positive identification, as well as determine the cause and manner of death. More than 10 swift water rescue team volunteers participated in the search and recovery.


Channel 13 – FOX News Television – Seattle/Tacoma Washington

 

Rescue crews are searching for a man who was diving in the Cedar Ponds Waterfall area Sunday and never resurfaced.

Around 6 p.m., deputies received a report of a man who was jumping into the water near Monroe. On his last jump, the man did not come up.

Search and rescue crews, swift-water rescue crews and local fire crews were called to the scene. The search was called off late Sunday night and resumed Monday morning.

The search is being called a “recovery mission,” a spokesperson with sheriff’s office said.

The age and identity of the man was not immediately known.


Channel 7 – KIRO/CBS television – Seattle Washington

 

Deputies with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 85-year-old man.

Officials said Jung Kim was last seen around 6 p.m. Monday near the intersection of 180th Street SE and 35th Avenue SE.

Deputies said he was wearing a light blue jacket, light pants, black shoes and a hat and mentioned that he may have early onset dementia.

Deputies said he may have been trying to walk to a family member’s house near Nickel Creek Park in Bothell.

Just before 9 a.m., deputies said search and rescue officials, K-9 teams and a helicopter were still searching in the Bothell area for Kim.

“If you live near this area, please search your backyards, garages and outbuildings for Mr. Kim,” a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet.

Anyone with information on Kim’s location is asked to call 911.

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