Family Speaks About the Missing Rafter in the Yakima River
YAKIMA, Wash.- About 100 friends and family members of the rafter who's missing in the Yakima River teamed together to try to find him.
Search and Rescue crews also continued to look for 19-year-old Jessie Moran, who's been missing since Saturday. Sheriff Deputies say Moran and three other men were rafting when they capsized near the Wapato Dam. Searchers found the body of 20-year-old Alberto Ramirez Monday. Two others survived.
Family and friends have been at the river since, looking for Moran and supporting one another. They say they'll keeping looking until they find him.
"I need my family needs closure, we need to find him, he's been out there too long," said Maria Rengel, the missing rafter's sister.
Loved ones are displaying photos of victim Alberto Ramirez and of Jessie Moran. People have been stopping by the river to pay respect and offer support.
Deputies say Moran wasn't wearing a life jacket, which is making the search harder. They admit finding him will be difficult.
Family and Tribal Police are also working together to search the river, but say they're in need of boats and wave runners.