Body recovered from Columbia River

No word on whether victim is man presumed to have drowned Sunday

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith



A Clark County Sheriff's Office boat approaches the dock at Vancouver Landing after a body was recovered Wednesday evening just downstream in the Columbia River.

The body of a white, adult man was recovered from the Columbia River on Wednesday evening about 150 feet southwest of the dock at Vancouver Landing, Vancouver police said.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the incident at 6:18 p.m. Medics on a Clark County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol boat retrieved the body and brought it back to the dock below the outdoor amphitheater adjacent the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay.

Medics shielded the body from the view of bystanders who were watching the recovery from the amphitheater.

Vancouver police Sgt. Mike Davis said the county Medical Examiner’s Office would be investigating the death.

He did not say whether the body was presumed to be that of a man who disappeared under the water Sunday evening. The man, described as 24 or 25 years old, was swimming near the Vancouver Landing dock, called for help and went under.

Crews continued to search for him since the reported drowning Sunday.