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Search Continues for Omak Man Missing in the River

Jun 24, 2013

Search and Rescue Crews are continuing their search of the Okanogan River this morning, looking for an Omak man who went missing following a swim Sunday afternoon.

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said 25-year-old Roy G. Herriman went missing about 2:30 Sunday afternoon.  Rogers said that was about the time that Dispatch was notified of a possible drowning in the Okanogan River near Dunckel Trailers Court off of Omak Riverside Eastside Road. 

The Sheriff said “It appears that Herriman and 22-year-old Jeremiah V. Tachell, of Omak, both went into the river near the trailer court. Tachell was pulled to a log jam and was able to pull himself up onto the logs but Herriman was last seen swimming south down the river.

Rogers said Search and Rescue was called to the area and searched until dark with searchers and divers, but they were unable to locate any sign of Herriman.

He said, “The river is running high, very muddy and cold and faster than normal.” He said, “Divers cannot see anything underwater, everything was being done by feel.”

The Colville Tribe are also be assisting in the search of the river with their boats.



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