Thurston County sheriff's divers have recovered the body of a 16-year-old boy from the Chehalis River near Rochester, Wash.
Thurston County sheriff’s divers have recovered the body of a 16-year-old boy from the Chehalis River near Rochester, Wash.
Lt. Greg Elwin said the body of Christopher Puentes Garay was found Wednesday about 50 yards from where he went under Tuesday afternoon while swimming with his younger brother and several friends.
Rochester High School Principal Matt Ishler was among a large group of friends and relatives who had gathered Wednesday on the river’s banks in hopes of better news. Ishler told The Olympian (http://is.gd/F2P9YC) that the boy had made countless friends in the short time since he moved from Pasadena, Calif., to Rochester.
Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock says an autopsy is planned.
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Authorities say Washington rivers are running fast and cold.
Rochester is about 65 miles south of Seattle.
Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com