Body of fisherman swept away in WA river is found



AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — A King County, Wash., sheriff’s spokesman says his department’s marine unit has recovered the body of a fisherman who was swept away in the Green River at Auburn.

Sgt. John Urquhart says the body was found Thursday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office says the 35-year-old Tacoma man was wading in the river with a friend Wednesday evening when he lost his footing and his hip-waders filled with water.

Several people tried to rescue him by reaching out with fishing poles. At least one person jumped in but was unable to reach him in the swift water.