Area where missing fisherman found (Google maps)
Area where missing fisherman found (Google maps)

The Walla Walla County Sheriff's office says the body of a fisherman who slipped under the water nearly two weeks ago has been found.

   Over the weekend, other fishermen spot the body in river

The WWCSO reported several fishermen in the Walla Walla River saw the man's remains floating nearby, and WW County Deputies, Columbia Basin Dive Rescue, and Walla Walla Fire District 5 were able to remove him from the water.

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He has been identified as 36-year-old Eswin Denilo Reyes-Gonzales of Kennewick. On Sunday, May 22nd, WW County Deputies got a call from witnesses around 5:43 PM who said they saw a man (Reyes-Gonzalez) move out into the water from the shoreline while he was fishing, but then he suddenly slipped under the surface. A large search of the area did not locate him.

   The family has been notified, and the cause of death is still awaited

The WWCSO says no foul play is suspected, but the coroner has yet to issue an official cause of death in the case.  Authorities did not say how far away he was from his original fishing spot when he was found, but it was on the Walla Walla River.


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