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At least two dead in fish boating accident on the Columbia

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KLICKITAT COUNTY, Wash. -- At least two people have drowned and a search is on for a third person missing in a fish boating accident on the Columbia River. It happened around 8a.m. Friday morning, near Wishram.

Wasco Sheriff's Office, U.S. Coast Guard, and Inter-Tribal Police are assisting Klickitat Sheriff's Office in the rescue efforts.

Deputies say the four were tossed into the river when their 18 foot boat capsized. A fourth person rescued had minor hypothermia. All four are Yakama tribal members.

Klickitat Sheriff's deputies are handling this investigation.

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