Man drowns in Yakima River Canyon

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a Toppenish man drowned in the Yakima River Canyon. Fifty-three year old Brian George was last spotted standing on top of the “smiley face” rock in the canyon with two other people who jumped into the Yakima River on Monday night. The rock is a landmark in the canyon. George was reported missing and recovered by deputies in a swift-water patrol boat after someone spotted him in the river. Deputies performed CPR and transported George to medical personnel, but he did not recover.