Divers recover the bodies of Othello’s father and son missing after a canoe capsized

Divers recovered the bodies of a father and son from Othello on Sunday afternoon after their canoe capsized Friday night near Warden, Grant County, the city’s sheriff’s office said. county.

A 32-year-old man and his three sons were in the canoe on a fishing trip when it capsized in the Columbia Wildlife Refuge on Friday evening. According to the sheriff’s office, one of the 10-year-old sons managed to make it to shore and remained in the cold for up to seven hours of exposure before family members were able to find him. The body of another son, aged 8, was found early Saturday morning.

The bodies of the father and his 6-year-old son were found around 2:45 p.m., according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. They did not identify family members, citing the need to notify next of kin.

“We ask everyone to continue to pray and show their support for this family who has suffered an indescribable loss,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post announcing the discovery. “We pray for peace and healing for the family and community of Othello.”

The 10-year-old boy who survived was taken to hospital for hypothermia treatment. He was treated and released, the sheriff’s office said.

The Columbia Basin Dive Rescue Team and Kittitas County Search and Rescue Dogs assisted in Sunday’s search.

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