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Young man believed to have drowned at Palouse Falls

Emergency crews responded to Palouse Falls State Park in Washington on Sunday, May 2, for a reported drowning. (Courtesy Bruce Weitz)
From staff reports

A 22-year-old man is thought to have drowned at Palouse Falls Sunday, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says.

Three people were swimming at the base of the falls at about 5:20 p.m. when “all three appeared to start having trouble,” a news release said.

Bystanders rescued two of the people, but the third person wasn’t found.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, a dive rescue team and MedStar all responded to the scene in southeast Washington state.

“Efforts are underway to locate and recover the possible drowning victim,” the news release said.