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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.

The young man disappeared under the water in Porter's Pond, a placid cove off…

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