Man drowns in Franklin County boating accident, another man is still missing

Franklin County drowning investigation

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two potential drownings after finding the body of an 80-year-old man, according to a recent Facebook post.

Around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to the report of a capsized boat on Chance Lake. Deputies stated in their Facebook post that the boat was “submerged.”

KAPP-KVEW confirmed with Franklin County Deputies Thursday morning that the body found was the boat owner, an 80-year-old man from Grandview, and deputies believe he drowned.

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Authorities say the man’s 35-year-old friend was supposed to be with him, but he still hasn’t been found. In their Facebook post, the sheriff’s office said that Dive Rescue will be back out searching for the 35-year-old man.

The cause of this incident remains under investigation, and deputies said the Franklin County Coroner will release the names.