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Body found on WA's Nisqually River identified

Associated Press - June 29, 2008 2:25 PM ET

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Thurston County Coroner's Office has identified a body that was recovered from the Nisqually River on Friday as that of 32-year-old Bryan L. Pierce.

The coroner's office said Saturday that the cause of Pierce's death was drowning.

Pierce was missing since a boat that was carrying him and four other people capsized in the river on June 12.

9-year-old Cameron McCartney still is missing. The body of a third boater, McCartney's 5-year-old brother, Sean, was recovered on the riverbank the night of June 12.

The boys' mother, Erin, and boat operator Vincent Farler made it ashore after the boat capsized on a logjam. The 42-year-old Farler was arrested on suspicion of 3 counts of homicide by watercraft. He registered a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.

Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com

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