ARLINGTON — The Snohomish County Medical Examiner has identified the male victim involved in an accident on the Stillaguamish River on Sunday, May 5, as 54 year-old Jay R. Griffin from Everett. The Medical Examiner's Office has listed the cause of death as drowning.
Several people called 911 at 2:26 p.m. on May 5 to report two people, a man and a woman, were in the Stillaguamish River near the 22400 block of State Route 530 after their raft had overturned. Snohomish County Search and Rescue, as well as divers from the Marine Services Unit, responded along with Fire District 25 personnel. Both subjects were located and retrieved from the river.
The woman, whose age and hometown have not yet been released, was transported by aid car. Although Airlift Northwest was requested for the man, he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly thereafter.
This incident remains under investigation with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Marine Services Unit.