Sheriff: 2 men drown in separate incidents on Lewis River
WOODLAND, Wash. -- The Clark County sheriff's office says the body of a Ridgefield, Wash. man who apparently drowned has been recovered from the North Fork Lewis River in the Woodland, Washington, area.
Sgt. Fred Neiman says a boater called 911 late Tuesday afternoon to report a body in the water.
Divers recovered the body of 80-year-old Donald M. Kemper from about 10 feet of water. He was not wearing a life jacket.
Neiman says what appears to be the Kemper's small fishing boat was found caught in some debris just upstream from the body.
The sheriff's office says the drowning was the third area river death in the last few days. A 25-year-old boater was reported missing and presumed drowned near the mouth of the Lewis River on June 29.
On Tuesday, a 44-year-old Sean Margetis of Vancouver drowned after jumping from the rocks at Moulton Falls.