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24 year old man has drowned in the Walla Walla River

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WALLA WALLA, Wash.- The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Department says a 24 year old man has drowned in the Walla Walla River. Deputies identified the man as Joshua R. Zahl of Walla Walla. Deputies say around 7:30 Wednesday night Zahl was cliff diving in the area near Byrnes Road in Touchet, when he belly flopped and started having trouble staying above water. Witnesses in the area say Zahl had been drinking at the time and tried to rescue him. Deputies say at this point no foul play is suspected and an autopsy is pending.

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