Body of teen cliff diver recovered in Snohomish County

MONROE, Wash. -- The body of a 17-year-old boy who disappeared while cliff diving northeast of Seattle near Cedar Ponds waterfall Sunday has been recovered, authorities said.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s rescue and dive teams initially responded Sunday evening for a report of a cliff diver who did not resurface, according to spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe.

Search-and-rescue deputies and volunteers have searched every day since then but were unable to recover the body due to dangerous conditions. A swiftwater rescue team managed to pull the boy’s body from the water Friday afternoon.

His name was not immediately released.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will provide positive identification, as well as determine the cause and manner of death.