Chelan County Records Fifth Drowning Of Summer
Chelan County has recorded its fifth drowning death this summer.
On Sunday, 25-year-old Tristen Manalo of Redmond was killed while kayaking on the Wenatchee River near Leavenworth.
The Chelan County Sheriff's Office reports Manalo was witnessed going under the water without surfacing near the KOA campground.
Several bystanders swam to the area where Manalo submerged and were able to locate him and bring him to shore.
After repeated attempts to resuscitate Manalo failed, he was taken to Central Washington Hospital where he later died.
Manalo was reportedly not wearing a life jacket.
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning the public that the waters are colder and more swift than usual and stressing the importance of of personal flotation devices or life jackets.