The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office reported Monday that the recent death of a Camas teen was caused by accidental drowning.
The body of David William Charles Gilmore was pulled from the waters of Lacamas Creek in Camas on Monday, May 31, after being discovered by two people who were hiking in Lacamas Park.
Due to rough water and steep terrain, the challenging recovery operation took more than six hours. Participating agencies included the Camas Fire Department, Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire District 6.
According to Camas Police Department Det. Carol Buck, police are still conducting interviews related to the incident, but law enforcement officials do not currently suspect any foul play was involved in Gilmore’s death.
“That’s what it looked like when the body was recovered, and that’s what it looks like now,” Buck said.