"We believe it is him," Sgt. John Urquhart said. "That official identification will come from the medical examiner’s office, but we’re operating under the premise that it is him."
The body was recovered by sheriff’s divers just after 3 p.m. in about four feet of water approximately 50 feet from shore, according to a press release.
Deputies believe the man and his girlfriend were in the 37200 block of SE Fish Hatchery Road near Fall City with their two dogs throwing sticks to the animals when one of the dogs began to struggle in the fast-moving current.
Both waded out into the river but lost their footing and were swept away. Emergency crews were called by witnesses and the woman was rescued by fire personnel but the man could not be found. The woman, also from Bothell, was taken to Overlake Hospital for treatment. The dog made its way to shore on its own.