Teen presumed drowned after falling into river near Mt. Rainier

Teen presumed drowned after falling into river near Mt. Rainier
This undated photo provided by Lewis County sheriff’s office shows the Ohnapecosh River near Mount Rainier National Park where a 17-year-old from Port Orchard fell in the fast-moving water and was swept away. (AP Photo/Lewis County sheriff’s office)
CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) - The Lewis County sheriff's office says a Port Orchard teen is presumed drowned in a river near the southeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park.

The sheriff's office says the 17-year-old was taking photos with friends Friday when he slipped and fell in the cold and fast-moving Ohanapecosh River near the Cedar Grove campground.

The friends tried to reach him with a stick when he was caught in an eddy, but he was swept away.

County searchers and park rangers have been unable to find him.