Body recovered from Columbia River below Beacon Rock

Hiker spotted the body from walking trails in the park

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith



Police recovered a body from the Columbia River Thursday night just below Beacon Rock.

A hiker spotted the body from a walking trail in Beacon Rock State Park and reported it to authorities around 8 p.m., said Skamania County Sheriff Dave Brown. Deputies were able to reach the body from the shoreline.

The body was taken to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office and has not yet been identified.

There was no information if the body could be that of a Vancouver woman, Daphne Alexander-Christ, who’s been reported missing in that area since March 7. Her car was found parked at Beacon Rock State Park, but a search turned up no sign of her.