Body of missing Wash. firefighter recovered from lake
Peter Phan’s body was recovered about 50 yards offshore from where witnesses last saw him
By FireRescue1 Staff
KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. — The body of volunteer firefighter Peter Phan was recovered from Lake Cle Elum.
According to the sheriff’s office, Phan was paddle boarding on Lake Cle Elum with a friend when high winds and waves knocked him off into the water, YakTri News reports. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time.
Phan was a volunteer firefighter with the Mountain View Fire & Rescue Department. Cadaver dogs, underwater remote cameras and sonar technology were used to locate his body.
F/F Phan has been recovered. RIP Peter. https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/press/default.aspx?prID=11237 Life is a...Posted by Mountain View Fire & Rescue / Black Diamond Fire Dept on Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Peter Phan was recovered about 50 yards offshore where witnesses last saw him. Officials reported his cause of death as drowning.