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1 dead, 1 missing after raft overturns on Nooksack River

GLACIER, Wash. — First responders were dispatched about 2:55pm to an area of the north fork of the Nooksack River Tuesday, June 14th, due to a report of people in the water after a raft overturned.

Approximate location where raft overturned

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Spokesperson Deb Slater told Whatcom News via email that deputies determined there were 5 people on board including a guide when the raft capsized.

The guide was able to get 2 people out of the water while 2 others were swept downstream.

Summit-to-Sound swiftwater search and rescue and Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) began a search and rescue effort for the missing people. A body was later located.

Search and rescue personnel will be back out today, Wednesday, June 15th, to resume the search.

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One Comment

  1. Young Yoo June 15, 2022

    My heart and sympathy goes out to family and friends of this tragedy.

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