A 21-year-old man drowned while swimming in about 25 feet off shore in the Yakima River east of Prosser.
Antonio Hermosillo Jr. was fishing and swimming with friends Tuesday about 8:50 p.m. when he went under the water, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
Fire crews and the Columbia Basin Dive Rescue Team were called out to try and rescue Hermosillo, the sheriff’s office said. His body was recovered about an hour after he was last seen in the water. The drowning appears to be accidental.