Paddle boarder's body recovered from Mountain Lake on Orcas Island

The body of a 34-year-old man visiting Orcas Island was recovered from Mountain Lake in Moran State Park by Whatcom County divers at 1:12 p.m. Tuesday, August 6. The divers were assisting San Juan County Sheriff's Office.

The man fell off his paddle board Monday evening. A second man tried to rescue him and was unsuccessful.

A search was conducted by the San Juan County Sheriff's Office, along with Orcas Island Fire and Rescue and the US Coast Guard. The Coast Guard responded with a helicopter and a dive rescue team.

The Sheriff's Office is notifying the man's family. 

1 comment

  • Cheyenne Mauldin
    Cheyenne Mauldin Tuesday, 06 August 2019 18:18 Comment Link

    How come we have to use an out of county dive team? Didn't San Juan County have a dive team? I'm pretty sure I know the dive team members and they are all top notch!

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