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.