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Body of third fisherman found in last month's boating accident

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COLUMBIA RIVER, Wash. -- Yakama Tribal police recovered the body of the third person missing in last month's fish boating accident on the Columbia River Wednesday morning.

Simon Sampson, brother of the victim 52-year-old Anthony Wesley from White Swan, spoke to KNDO today and said his brother was found around 9:30am, near Celilo.

Authorities said four people were tossed out of their boat into the Columbia River, near Wishram on April 30th. Only one person survived; he was treated for minor hypothermia. Investigators on scene reported floatation devices were available, but none were being worn.

Meanwhile, Sampson who is driving from Portland said they are working to set a time and location for his brother's funeral service.

Sampson said he was sad, yet glad to know his brother has been found.

All were tribal members with the Yakama Nation.

Funeral services were held earlier this month for 29-year-old Jessica Lewis of Wapato, and 57-year-old Wilson Laroque of Toppenish, who drowned in the accident.

Yakama Tribal police will continue to investigate this case.

 

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