3 drownings this summer in river at Leavenworth



LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — The Burien teen who drowned while swimming over the weekend in the Wenatchee River at Leavenworth was the third person this summer to die in a short stretch of the river near a private campground.

Chelan County sheriff’s Lt. Kent Sisson told The Wenatchee World (http://bit.ly/nbonu8 ) that people underestimate the danger of white water and eddies around boulders, but he says the stretch of water near the KOA campground is probably no more dangerous that other parts of the river.

In addition to the death of the swimmer, one man drowned when his kayak capsized in mid-August and a woman drowned in July when a raft flipped and she slipped out of her life jacket.


Information from: The Wenatchee World, http://www.wenatcheeworld.com