Woman rescued, man missing on Snoqualmie River

Woman rescued, man missing on Snoqualmie River
FALL CITY, Wash. - Rescuers pulled a woman from the Snoqualmie River after she jumped in to save her dog, but a man who went in after the dog is still missing and presumed dead, officials said.

Witnesses said the incident began Saturday at about 4 p.m. when the man and woman saw their dog in distress in the river near Fall City.

Both of them jumped in to retrieve the dog but got caught in the current themselves.

When rescuers with Eastside Fire & Rescue arrived on the scene, they were able to rescue the woman, but the man is still unaccounted for and is presumed dead.

He is said to be between 25 and 30 years old, said Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff's Office.

Urquhart said the river is very fast and very cold and not conducive to survival at this time of year, even for the strongest of swimmers.

Rescue teams spent several hours searching the river, but the man's body was not found. Crews planned to resume their search Monday morning.

Urquhart said the dog eventually made its way safely out of the river.