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Sunday Drowning

Posted on 5th August 2014 at 09:12

Additional information is now coming out as the Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate what is now being called a drowning that happened Sunday on Silver Lake. Around 3 pm, calls started coming in to Cowlitz County 911, about an aluminum boat that found on the lake shore near Kerr Road; the boat was running and had a fishing line out, but there was no one aboard. Deputies learned that the boat was owned by 6 David Amos, 61, of Longview, and they also learned that he had planned to go fishing on the lake. Deputies put a boat in the water and went out to where Amos liked to fish, and then they found his body about 300 yards from where his boat ended up. It’s still not known how he ended up in the water. People who had seen him around noon on Sunday report that Amos had seemed “out-of-character,” so there’s some speculation he may had had some sort of medical issue. The Cowlitz County Coroner now has possession of the body, calling this an “accidental drowning.” An autopsy is planned to see if they can determine if a medical issue led to the drowning. Sheriff Mark Nelson says that this is clearly another situation where a life jacket may have helped to save a life.