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Possible drowning in Finley area

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Dive Rescue teams are called to a possible drowning Tuesday afternoon. Crews rushed to a boat launch near Two Rivers Park in the Finley area just outside of Kennewick.

Investigators believe the victim was swept away into the Columbia by a very strong current. Witnesses say around 3:30 pm, a young man went under water and never came up.

Captain Devin Helland with Benton County Fire District 1 says, "A young male, a couple of young males, were out here to go for a swim. One of them was in the water and got swept away by the current. Some witnesses saw that he was in a little bit of trouble and called 911."

The victims name has not yet been released, pending notification of family.

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