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Body of missing rafter found on Klickitat River

Body of missing rafter found on Klickitat River

On July 11, the Klickitat County Sheriff’s office received a report of a body floating in the Klickitat River between the Fisher Hill Falls and the Columbia River.

The body was discovered along the western bank of the Klickitat River, approximately one quarter-mile downstream from the falls, and appeared to be lodged on a submerged rock ledge.Klickitat County Search and Rescue (KSAR) volunteers were summoned to the scene to perform a recovery of the victim. The volunteers had to descend down a sheer rock embankment to gain access to the victim. They successfully recovered the body from the river.

The body was identified as 23-year-old Christopher J. Dube of Kirkland, Wash., a missing rafter reported to have gone over the falls July 5.

The Klickitat County Coroner’s Office has requested an autopsy of Dube to be performed at the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office in Vancouver, Washington.

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