The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office located the body of 33-year-old Peter Phan of Auburn, last seen around 2 p.m. on Saturday, when he fell off his paddle board, according to a news release.

Approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, divers located Phan's body in the area where he was last seen by witnesses. Divers from the Kittitas, Yakima and King County Sheriff's Offices worked with Kittitas County Search and Rescue using trained cadaver dogs, underwater remote cameras and side scan sonar.

Deputies responded to a report of a missing paddle boarder on Lake Cle Elum at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Phan was paddle boarding with a friend off the northeast shore of Lake Cle Elum when they were knocked over in high winds and waves. Phan’s friend, who was wearing a life vest, was rescued by a nearby jet ski but Phan disappeared.

Phan was not wearing a life vest.


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