Off-duty Auburn firefighter remains missing after falling off paddleboard on Cle Elum Lake

  • Monday, July 8, 2019 2:51pm
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Search and rescue efforts continue for a missing off-duty Auburn firefighter who fell off his paddleboard on Cle Elum Lake Saturday.

According to reports, strong winds and waves may have knocked the 34-year-old man off his paddleboard while he was with friends.

One of his friends told Kittitas County Sheriffs that the missing man was not wearing a life jacket. The victim’s friend, who lost sight of him, was pulled to safety by a nearby boater and called 911, according to

Authorities have not released the name of the firefighter.

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