Frantic Search For Boater Who Capsized Off Edgewater Beach Yields No Result

January 8, 2020

Police Blotter

Editor’s Update: Everett Police responded to a report of the body washed ashore late Wednesday. The body was turned over to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s who released the following Thursday afternoon: The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed the examination and confirmed the identification of the 44-year-old male who was found near the Edgewater Beach Park in Everett, Washington on January 8th, 2020. The decedent is Sophy L. Math of Seattle, Washington. The cause of death is drowning. The manner of death is Accident.

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Multiple rescue boats raced to the area of Edgewater Beach. (MyEverettNews.com file photo)

A Coast Guard Chopper, five rescuer swimmers from both the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the Everett Police Dive unit were unable to locate a person who witnesses say fell out of a small inflatable boat Wednesday afternoon. It started about 3 PM when witnesses reported the capsized boat off Edgewater Beach at the Everett-Mukilteo Border. The lone occupant was seen swimming to shore then reportedly went under.

He was about 70 meters from shore. Rescuers worked for about two and a half hours before calling off the search due to darkness. Everett Police and Snohomish County Search and Rescue Crews are meeting tonight to decide their next steps to try and locate the person.



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