Swinomish Channel searched for missing woman

 

January 10, 2024

Two search and rescue boats in the Swinomish Channel.

Nancy Crowell

A WEEK'S WORTH OF EFFORT – Multiple law enforcement and search and rescue agencies from around Puget Sound spent the first week of January in La Conner searching Swinomish Channel for a missing 27-year-old woman. This photo was taken Friday afternoon, Jan. 6. Boats and crews were again on the channel Monday. The search is still active.

The popular La Conner waterfront, usually a place for leisurely board-walk strolls, outdoor dining and festive selfie photography, became a grim scene last week as a search was undertaken in Swinomish Channel for a missing 27-year-old Kirkland woman.

Several search and rescue agencies from throughout the Puget Sound region, coordinated by the Skagit County Sheriff's Office, descended on La Conner after family members confirmed evidence located in the channel was linked to their relative, missing on Jan. 1.

Sgt. Brad Holmes, who administers the sheriff's office La Conner Detachment, told t...



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