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Young man dies after drowning rescue

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WENATCHEE — A Wenatchee teen died early Sunday, the morning after firefighters in snorkel gear were able to rescue him from roughly half an hour underwater in the Columbia River.

Eduardo Felipe-Escalante, 18, died at 3:40 a.m. at Central Washington Hospital, said Chelan County Deputy Coroner Earl Crowe. Crowe examined the body this morning at Central Washington Hospital and gave the cause of death as drowning.

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