Teen dies at remote swimming hole

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fallsJEFFERSON COUNTY — An 18-year-old man from Montesano, Wash., died Friday at a remote swimming spot after jumping from a rock into water near the Wynoochee Falls.

According to KXRO Newsradio, the man was swimming with friends near the Wynoochee Falls when he jumped into the water from a high rock and did not resurface.

Lacking cellphone service, a 22-year-old friend traveled nearly 10 miles to a phone at the Coho Campground to call for help. Deputies arrived on the scene, and located the man’s body in 25 feet of water below the falls.

Police said its unknown if the man drowned, or died as a result of hitting an object while jumping into the water. An autopsy will be performed on the man. Drugs and alcohol did not appear to be involved.

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