Man found after rescue crews called for missing swimmer in Richland

A person initially reported missing in the Columbia River was found.

Some people called 911 to report seeing a man swimming near Columbia Point Marina who disappeared from view.

They said he disappeared from view, leaving his belongings on the shore. They told authorities he may have been drinking before he went into the water.

The U.S. Coast Guard also issued a warning to boaters to keep an eye out for people in the water.

Shortly after the initial call, they man was spotted with a pontoon boat near the Lee-Volpentest Bridges.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.