We’ve received no additional word on the search for Josh Osborn,
a 17-year-old Port Orchard resident who
slipped in the Ohanapecosh River near Mt. Rainier on July 4th
and is presumed dead.
The river is six feet above normal for this time of year. Search parties will resume looking for Osborn when the water subsides.
In the meantime, word of Osborn’s tragic accident has spread like wildfire among his wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Josh’s brother Jake told me yesterday that Josh reached out even to people he didn’t know well, and he could always cheer people up.
A Kitsap Sun reader who commented on our story yesterday linked to a fundraiser for Josh’s family hosted by Faith Fulsol on gofundme.com. The goal is $25,000, with more than $6,000 raised so far.
We send our deepest condolences to Josh’s family.