A MAN was killed after jumping off a 50-foot cliff into a Washington River, reportedly hitting his head.
Police have recovered the remains of 23-year-old William Lewis Hogg after a days-long search in the Toutle River, said Troy Brightbill of the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.
Hogg, of Battle Ground, Wash., did not resurface after jumping into the Toutle River near Castle Rock, officials said.
Police received an initial call around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday.
A diving team, police, fire brigade and a drone team moved out.
The search lasted until around 11 p.m. and resumed the next morning.
Hogg’s remains were recovered around 2 p.m. Thursday, officials said.
Friends and family helped locate and recover the body, police added.
According to investigators, Hogg jumped off a cliff 50 feet above the water into the river and hit the surface with his head and chest after doing a front somersault.
The coroner is investigating the cause of death.
Castle Rock is about 60 miles south of Olympia.
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