Press Release


Drowning victim located in Lake Cle Elum

Kittitas County, WA - 07/09/2019 - The Sheriff's Office has located the body of 33 year old Peter Phan, last seen around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6th when he fell off his paddle board.

Approximately 3:30 this afternoon, divers located Mr. Phan's body in the area where he was last seen by witnesses. Divers from the Kittitas, Yakima and King County Sheriff's Offices have been working with Kittitas County Search & Rescue using trained Cadaver Dogs, Underwater remote cameras and Side Scan Sonar.

Mr. Phan was located approximately 50 yards off shore.


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Contact: Clay Myers, Undersheriff