Search for missing swimmer at Palouse Falls State Park suspended for dangerous conditions

Search for missing swimmer at Palouse Falls State Park suspended for dangerous conditions

UPDATE:

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook, the search for the missing swimmer has been suspended.

Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies and rescue divers searched for hours Saturday and Sunday, but rescue divers could not enter the water because the current was too dangerous and swift. So unfortunately, at this time, because of these dangerous conditions, attempts of search and recovery have been suspended.

At this time, according to the State Parks & Recreation Commission, Palouse Falls State Park is still closed. Check here for updates.

Earlier Story:

The Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission has closed Palouse Falls State Park while the Franklin County Sheriff’s office and other agencies conduct a search effort for a swimmer that went missing below the falls Saturday night.

The Sheriff’s office said the 23-year-old Spokane-area man was swimming with two others in the water below the falls when the current pulled him under the water, and he never resurfaced.

The man still has not been found.

The Tri-City Herald has identified the missing man as 23-year-old Isaac Engell of Colville based off of social media posts.