Mount Vernon, WA– The Mount Vernon Police Department responded to reports of two subjects at a campsite South of Edgewater Park who were surrounded by rising flood waters and in need of rescue.
Initial efforts by Law Enforcement, firefighters and Skagit County Search and Rescue found the river conditions too extreme to successfully locate and rescue the two subjects. A Border Patrol swift water rescue team responded to the scene and an adult male and female were rescued around 2:00 a.m. this morning. Medics and Firefighters from the McLean Road Fire Department responded to assist with patient care.
This was the same area where an earlier bank robbery suspect was tracked by Police K-9 before the track was called off due to extreme river conditions. Mount Vernon Officers responded to make contact with the rescued pair. It was quickly determined by Officers that he rescued male subject was the suspect they were seeking in the bank robbery investigation. The male was transferred to the Skagit Valley Hospital Emergency room and after treatment he was booked in to the Skagit County Community Justice Center around 6:00 a.m. this morning on an investigative hold for Bank Robbery.
Mount Vernon Officers and Detectives continue to investigate the case.
According to online Jail records, Joshua Castillo was arrested in the 600 block of Behrns Millet Road on an INVESTIGATIVE HOLD for Robbery 1st Degree at 3:00 a.m. on 11/23/17.