Mason County Death Ruled Accidental

SHELTON, Wash. – Mason County Deputies are investigating the death of a 27 year old man who was found on an Oakland Bay Beach off of the Swindlers Cove Road. The man is identified as Edward Charles Cultee, 27, who investigators say was a transient. Cultee was found by a couple walking on the beach who immediately called law enforcement. According to investigators there was no obvious cause of death found at the scene. An autopsy was performed today. According to Mason County Coroner, Wes Stockwell, the death was determined to be accidental, with the cause of death being salt water drowning.