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Body of Algona man, 20, recovered from Lake Tapps

Dive teams recovered on Sunday morning the body of a 20-year-old Algona man who jumped from a Sumner Tapps Highway bridge into Lake Tapps Saturday night.

The body of Charley Sing was found around 10:30 a.m., in 35 feet of water, about 40 feet from the overpass bridge, according to Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer.

The man was in a car with friends around 7:45 p.m. when they stopped at the bridge. Detectives believe that the group made the 20- to 25-foot dive into the water, Troyer said. Sing reportedly disappeared after struggling.

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UPDATED: Swimmer drowns at American Lake

A 21-year-old Tacoma man apparently drowned Thursday night in American Lake, the Lakewood Fire Department reported.

Firefighters were called to the popular lake about 8:30 p.m. for a missing swimmer. A group had been boating on the water since late afternoon and called 911 when Zachery Berry didn’t return to shore, the Fire Department reported.

Berry had jumped from the boat in the afternoon to swim the 100 feet to shore. He was then going to return to the boat but never did.

“When he did not return, his friends started their own search,” the Fire Department reported.

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Body found in Puyallup River identified as Puyallup man

The man whose body was discovered floating in the Puyallup River in Tacoma Monday morning has been identified.

Steven Grigsby, 45, of Puyallup died from freshwater drowning, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office. Tacoma firefighters recovered the body near where the river meets Commencement Bay.

There were no obvious signs of foul play, according to Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum. It is unknown how Grigsby got into the water.


Man who drowned in Lake Tapps is identified

A Kent man who drowned Saturday afternoon in a swimming area at Lake Tapps has been identified.

The official cause of death for Peter Talaga, 32, will be determined Monday, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Talaga was seen going underwater in a roped-off swimming area. Members of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Dive Team recovered his body around 4 p.m. and performed CPR, said spokeswoman Lynelle Anderson. He was pronounced dead at 4:31 p.m.