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18-year-old dies in Skykomish River

skykomishGOLD BAR — An 18-year-old man pulled from the icy-cold water of the Skykomish River has died, authorities said Monday.

The boy disappeared while in the river near Eagle Falls, just east of Gold Bar.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office immediately launched a search by helicopter from the air and by divers in the river.

They eventually found him in water at the base of the falls.

Medics performed CPR but he was not responding and eventually was declared dead.

The teen’s name and official cause of death have not been released.

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