Fisherman found deceased in Sol Duc River

FORKS — A fisherman was found dead Sunday morning on a river bank in the Sol Duc River, according to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was identified as Joseph D. Jarzynka, 45, of Tacoma, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were dispatched about 9:57 a.m. The reporting party said Jarzynka was obviously deceased and was wearing a tan fishing vest.

Deputies responded with medics, and a swift water rescue team was deployed. Later on, they located a single-person pontoon boat stuck in a log jam about a mile from where Jarzynka was located.

Jarzynka reportedly went to Forks to go fishing and brought with him a single-person pontoon boat, according to the Sheriff’s Office, which contacted his family.

The Clallam County coroner was notified, and an autopsy is pending.

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