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Chelan County Woman Drowns On Rafting Trip

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Police say a 69-year-old Chelan County woman has drowned on a guided rafting trip on the Wenatchee River.

The Wenatchee World says Sharon G. Hughes was one of seven family members and a guide who were on a raft when it hit a log jam Sunday afternoon.

Sgt. Mike Harris says six family members were able to climb out of the raft and onto the log jam. But Hughes and the guide were thrown from the raft when it flipped. She was swept under the log
jam and was later pulled to the river bank. Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.

Her husband, 70-year-old William Hughes, was treated for minor injuries at Central Washington Hospital.
   
  
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