Skagit County, WA- On 11/20/20 at about 9:46 pm, Skagit Emergency Communications Center received a call from a Mount Vernon woman who said she had driven a car into the Skagit River at the Edgewater boat ramp. Responding Mount Vernon Police Officers confirmed a vehicle was in the river.
Three Boats, two hovercraft, and a UAV from the Skagit County Sheriffs Office Marine patrol, and Skagit County Fire District 3 have been searching the river area surrounding Edgewater Park. As of this press release the vehicle and missing woman have not been located.
Due to the darkness and hazardous conditions posed by the river, the search was suspended at 1am. Multiple search teams with enhanced capabilities such as sonar will be back on scene at daylight.
The Mount Vernon Police Department is investigating.
Anyone with information that may assist us in this investigation are encouraged to call police dispatch at (360) 428-3211 or Mount Vernon Police Department at (360) 336-6271.
Detective Sergeant Mike Don