David S. Brown
SUBJECT: Drowning Victims Located.
On Thursday, June 12th
Sheriff Brad Lohrey of Sherman County requested the Skamania County
Dive Team to respond for a possible drowning.
At approximately 10:00 AM divers,
in 19 feet of water, recovered a body of an adult male.
The drowning occurred in an old gravel pit in the town of Rufus.
The gravel pit is a tributary off of the Columbia River.
Anyone with information concerning this matter should contact the
Sherman County Sheriff’s Office at 541-565-3622.
Later in the afternoon, Skamania County Divers
recovered the body of Lauren Orton in the upper Wind River. Orton was pinned in a waterfall upstream from the High Bridge.
The water level had lowered approximately 14” since the accident on
April 27th, allowing divers to access her body.
End Press Release
Number since 06/14/03