A man found drowned in the Carbon River near South Prairie was identified Wednesday as 84-year-old Robert Olive.
A passerby spotted Olive’s body just before 3 p.m. Monday near Pioneer Way East and South Prairie-Carbon River Road East.
Divers with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department recovered the body and found articles of Olive’s clothing in the water.
His truck and wallet were found nearby.
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“It looked like he slid or fell down where he went in the water by his truck,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
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