Body of 14-year-old boy recovered from Lacamas Lake after apparent drowning

Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies youth as Anthony T. Huynh, of Vancouver

CAMAS — On Tue., Aug. 20 at 6:08 p.m., Camas Police was dispatched to the 3300 block of NE Everett St., Lacamas Lake, for a welfare check on a missing 14-year-old boy. 

Upon arrival, officers contacted a group of juvenile males who reported not seeing their friend for about an hour.  The group of five friends arrived around 4 p.m. and had been swimming in the lake and jumping off the foot bridge into the water.  This is a popular swimming area and non-motorized water sports area. 

The group of boys reported not seeing or remembering their friend come out of the water.  They didn’t know if he was playing around with them and they went on a search for him. After about an hour, one of the friends called 9-1-1 for help. 

The boy’s belongings were still on the walking bridge and there was no evidence the boy left and went home or went with other friends. 

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Dive and Rescue Team, the Multnomah County Dive Team and the Camas-Washougal Fire Department assisted in the search. 

Divers entered the water around 9:23 p.m. and the boy’s body was located within minutes. 

On Wednesday, the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the boy’s identity was Anthony T. Huynh, of Vancouver. The cause of death was listed as accidental drowning.

There will be no additional information at this time.

Information provided by Camas Police Department.

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