Posted Monday 10/05/15 from Grant County Sheriffs news release BEVERLY, Wash. (03OCT2015) – Grant County Sheriff’s Office reports that a man died yesterday afternoon on Lenice Lake from an apparent drowning while fishing. The man has been identified as 69 year old Michael E. Dawson of Kennewick. The victim was reportedly fishing from a flotation device on Lenice Lake shortly before emergency responders were called about 2:50pm yesterday. Two other fishermen in the area reportedly tried to rescue him unsuccessfully after his flotation device failed. Mattawa Police Department, Royal City Police Department, Kennewick Police Department, Grant County Fire District #8 and #10, as well as Grant County Sheriff’s Office responded. His body was recovered at approximately 4:20pm. While drowning is suspected, the actual cause and manner of death remains under investigation by Grant County Coroner’s Office pending an autopsy scheduled for Monday. His family has been notified. Lenice Lake is a popular fishing lake in the 12,000 block area of Lower Crab Creek Road, southwest of Royal City, in a remote area of Beverly, Washington.
West Kelowna, BC. – The Wenatchee Wild led after 40 minutes but couldn’t withstand a third-period rally Saturday by the home team, losing to the West Kelowna Warriors 4-2 in BCHL action at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna, British Columbia. West Kelowna led 1-0 after one, on a Kyle Marino goal, assisted by Kylar Hope just 45 seconds from the end of the period. In the second, two power play goals would give the Wild the lead. The first came from Brendan Harris (Las Vegas, NV), off assists from August Von Ungern (Boise, ID) and Matt Baker (Midhurst, ON) at 1:10, tying the game 1-1. The second was scored by Mike Coyne (Buffalo, NY), assisted by Tyler Rockwell (San Jose, CA) and Kyle Stephan (Barrie, ON) at 10:04, putting Wenatchee on top, 2-1 through 40 minutes. In the third, the Warriors scored three times. At 6:50 Hope scored from Kyle Marino, tying the game 2-2. Then, Garrett Forster put West Kelowna on top with a goal just 19 seconds later, assisted by Jonathan Desbiens and Scott Allan at 7:09, putting the Warriors up 3-2. Finally, Liam Blackburn scored an unassisted, shorthanded goal at 17:40 and West Kelowna would hold on from there for the 4-2 win. The Warriors outshot the Wild 25-18 on the night. Garrett Nieto (Yorba Linda, California), in his BCHL debut, made 21 saves for Wenatchee, while Stephen Heslop had 16 saves for West Kelowna. The Wild went 2-for-10 with a shorthanded goal against on the power play and were a perfect 5-of-5 on the penalty kill, giving them 15 consecutive penalty kills over the past three-plus games. “We got taught a good lesson tonight.” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “When you show up to play in the BCHL, it’s a 60-minute hockey game. You need to make a commitment and sacrifice for 60 minutes and tonight we were a little bit shy of that.” With the loss, Wenatchee is now 5-1-1-0 on the season, while the Warriors improve to 5-3-0-0. The Wild plays at Langley on Friday, October 9th, before playing their home opener against the Coquitlam Express on Saturday, October 10th, with faceoff at the Town Toyota Center set for 7:05pm PDT. Tickets are available at the Wild office, or by calling 509-888-7825.