Body of Burlington Man Found in Submerged Car

Photo: Kittitas County Sheriff's Office

Kittitas County, WA – Deputies from the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office  responded to reports of a submerged vehicle around 6:40 a.m. on September 19th, 2017 near the Roza Dam Reservoir on the Yakima River.

Arriving Deputies found a submerged vehicle approximately 300′ downstream from the Roza Recreation area boat launch.

Rescue Divers from the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team responded to the scene and found a deceased adult male in the submerged vehicle.  Rescue Divers recovered the man’s body and assisted a tow company with the removal of the submerged vehicle.

The Kittitas County Coroners Office identified the deceased man in the vehicle as 51-year-old Joseph Langdon of Burlington, WA. The cause of death is listed as drowning.

The Investigation into how the vehicle ended up in the river is ongoing.

Photo: Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office


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