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Person dies in Stillaguamish River; 2nd drowning in Western WA this week

Medics responded to the Stillaguamish River to help the person Thursday afternoon. That victim was pronounced dead at the scene. And on Wednesday, a 17-year-old girl drowned in the Snoqualmie River.

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