Boy who drowned at White River was visiting from Saudi Arabia

Staff writerJune 24, 2013 

The boy who drowned Saturday in a stretch of the White River that runs through Mount Rainier National Park was Ahmad Asiri, the Pierce County Medical Examiner reported.

Ahmad, 8, was playing on a log when he fell into the river near the White River campground on the northeast side of the park, spokeswoman Patti Wold said. The boy’s older brother jumped in to try to save him but was unsuccessful, Wold said.

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