UPDATE: Detectives determine second possible drowning victim hadn’t gone fishing.
OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – A second possible drowning victim has been found alive and well in Federal Way, after it was thought that the man disappeared along with a 65 year old Federal Way man whos body was discovered Sunday afternoon.
The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department recovered an unresponsive man, who was later pronounced deceased, approximately one mile north of Copalis Beach near Iron Springs on Sunday. Lieutenant Dave Porter tells us the body of the 65 year old Federal Way man was spotted Sunday afternoon by a beachcomber. Family of that man has been notified, they told investigators that he was planning to fish with a friend Sunday in Ocean Shores. Investigators this morning determined that the friend did not come along, he was at home waiting for a phone call, he thought the fishing trip was today.
The search involved Coast Guard air crews from Sector Columbia River, Ore., rescue boat crews from Station Grays Harbor, in Westport, Wash., and assets from Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department, who conducted multiple search patterns for more than 10 hours.