Authorities search for 6-year-old boy and woman along the Snoqualmie River near Fall City. Photo courtesy of Eastside Fire & Rescue.

Authorities search for 6-year-old boy and woman along the Snoqualmie River near Fall City. Photo courtesy of Eastside Fire & Rescue.

Body of 6-year-old recovered from Snoqualmie River

Authorities have recovered the body of a 6 year-old boy from the Snoqualmie River following a three day search, the Seattle Times reported Monday afternoon.

The boy was one of three passengers – alongside an adult woman and 8-month-old girl – involved in a car crash near Fish Hatchery Road in Fall City early Sunday morning, Jan. 9. The driver, a 35-year-old Carnation man, attempted to make a left turn and lost control of the vehicle, rolling into the Snoqualmie River.

State Route 202 between Fish Hatchery Road and the Fall City roundabout was closed for about four hours Monday as officials removed the victims car from the river. The boy was found inside the car, but the search continues for the woman.

The 8-month old girl and the driver are both alive and unharmed. The driver faces charges for driving under the influence, and the possibility of additional charges, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The Washington State Patrol, Fall City Fire, Eastside Fire and Rescue and the King County Sheriff’s Department are assisting in ongoing search efforts.

This story will be updated if new information becomes available.


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