Updated at 11:05 a.m.
Edmonds police spokesman Mark Marsh just issued the following news release:
This morning at about 8:50 AM, Edmonds Police received a call that a body was in the water off of Olympic Beach Park in Edmonds. A passerby had spotted the body floating face down just off the shoreline. Edmonds Police and Fire District 1 personnel responded to the scene and removed the body from the water onto land and started administering CPR. They were unable to revive the person. The person was described as an elderly male who was fully clothed except for his shoes. Edmonds Police Detectives are still at the scene investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner was contacted and will determine the specific cause of death, as well as releasing the name of the deceased once the next of kin have been notified.
Updated at 10:45 a.m. Friday
According to our correspondent Larry Vogel, the body is inside the tent on the beach. Edmonds police say it will stay there until the Snohomish County Medical Examiner arrives and completes a preliminary examination.
Vogel said that bystanders told him that the initial 911 call came from two construction workers on the nearby dock. Vogel also spoke with an employee of a construction management company with an office in the building just north of the Senior Center, who said he saw the body “on the beach and half in the water” when he came to work.
Edmonds police are investigating the discovery of a body of an elderly man on the beach just south of the Edmonds ferry dock Friday morning. Police received a call around 8:50 a.m., alerting them to the body.
The body had no identification, and the investigation is ongoing.
We will provide more information as it becomes available.