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September 22, 1997

Local News

Sammamish River A sunken truck is raised from the Sammamish River.

Rotary helps clean up Sammamish

  Andrew Walgamott/staff photo
   Members of the Northshore Rotary and employees of Lincoln Towing teamed up last weekend to pull a sunken truck from the Sammamish River near Blyth Park in Bothell. Crews also worked near 60 Acres Park and Bothell Landing. Mark Antoncich, owner of Sammamish Sweepers, said the event was "just one of a number of community things we do," pointing to scholarships and the Helping Hands program as other examples of Rotary involvement locally.
   The truck was located by divers recovering Michael Schuerhoff's body after he drowned when pushed from a train trestle near Wayne Curve January, 1996. The truck was believed to be a mid to late 80s Ford or Chevy.
   Crews also pulled up a BMX-style bike from the murky river. Last year, Rotarians pulled a dump truck load of junk, including an oven, sink and bikes from the Sammamish.