Unidentified Female Body Found in Klickitat River

On June 3, 2023, at about 3:30 P.M. Klickitat County Sheriff’s Deputies and Klickitat County Search and Rescue Personnel responded to a report of a missing female kayaker who had gone over the Dam by the Fish Hatchery on the Klickitat River and was swept downstream. The Sheriff’s Deputies and Search and Rescue Personnel conducted an extensive search for the female over a two-day period but was not able to locate her.

The missing female was identified as 29-year-old Sandhya Sirdhar.  At the time of her disappearance in the Klickitat River, she was wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt and gray yoga style hiking pants.  She was not wearing a life jacket when she fell out of her kayak.  Sandhya Sirdhar, was from Skamania County, Washington. 

On September 2, 2023 during daylight hours, Klickitat County Sheriff’s Deputies and Klickitat County Search & Rescue Personnel recovered a female body in the Klickitat River off of Soda Springs Road. The location where the body was discovered would be approximately 10 miles downstream from the Fish Hatchery where Sandhya Sirdhar fell out of her kayak, and was swept downstream in Klickitat River.

We have not yet got a possessive identification on the female body, but we suspect the body may be that of Sandhya Sirdhar.

It should be noted, at this time the Sheriff’s Office has no other reports of missing persons on the Klickitat River.