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Oct. 17, 2021

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Franklin County officials investigating 2 likely drownings


PASCO — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two potential drownings after finding the body of an 80-year-old man. Authorities say a 35-year-old man is still missing.

The sheriff’s office responded to the report of a capsized boat on Chance Lake. The lake is located near Hendricks Road, east of State Route 17, KOMO-TV reported.

Deputies with the sheriff’s office reported finding a submerged boat. During their investigation, the body of an 80-year-old Grandview man was located. He is believed to have drowned.

Authorities say they have reason to believe that a 35-year-old Grandview man is still missing. The sheriff’s office says there is nothing suspicious with this incident and it appears to be a tragic accident. Authorities are not releasing the identities of the individuals at this time.