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Body recovered from Puyallup River believed to be missing inner tuber

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm with 4 Comments »
August 18, 2012 1:12 pm

A body was recovered from the Puyallup River this morning, and authorities believe it is a 29-year-old man who disappeared July 8 while floating downstream on an inner tube.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet identified the body, but it is believed to be Josh McNamara.

The discovery was made about 10 a.m. by a pair of fisherman searching for a spot to set up along the riverbank on Levee Road in Fife. The body was snagged on a log. There was no sign of the red and yellow inner tube that McNamara floated away on.

About the same time McNamara’s body was found, his family and friends were preparing upriver to continue their 41-day search for the man who made everyone smile, loved the outdoors and doted on his 2-year-old daughter.

“This can start the process,” said his mother, Shirley McNamara.

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  1. aguynamedmike says:

    Leper, You aint funny. This is someones Family..

  2. Jourdanne says:

    Are you serious?!?!?! You really have the nerve to post this on my brothers thing. That’s just horrible and you should feel ashamed about it. Just remember how would you feel if it was your sibling and someone posted that.

  3. Irritated says:

    So glad he was found. I can only imagine how bitter-sweet this is for the family. Rest peacefully, Joe.

  4. Irritated says:


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