Drowning Victim Identified

By: Staff
By: Staff

Washoe County authorities on Monday confirmed the identity of a man swept away earlier this month by the swift cold waters of the Truckee River.
A couple found the body in the river last Tuesday near
Wadsworth.
The Washoe County sheriff's office confirmed the victim was
Edward Wilt.
Authorities were awaiting toxicology results before making a
determination on cause of death.
The 20-year-old Sun Valley man was last seen when he jumped into
the river May 1 near Painted Rock east of Reno.
Friends said he was not a strong swimmer and panicked when he
entered the water. They were unable to rescue him.
Authorities continue to warn the public that a hefty Sierra
snowpack is melting and the region's rivers are swollen with
frigid, swift water.


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