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Man's body found in Banks Lake


Grant County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday morning, May 23, recovered the body of a man from the waters of Banks Lake south of Electric City.

Deputies were called around 7:30 a.m. after a boater discovered the body, later identified as 72-year-old Garlan W. Crosswhite of Olalla, Kitsap County. Crosswhite’s boat was found beached along the east shoreline about two miles away.

Campers at a campground just north of the Million Dollar Mile, about milepost 9 on SR-155, told a Grand Coulee police officer assisting that a camper and boat trailer had been parked there at least since Sunday and that a boat was beached north of the campground. Both belonged to Crosswhite.

Crosswhite’s body is in the care of Coroner Craig Morrison, whose staff will determine cause and manner of death aided by an autopsy scheduled for Saturday, May 26.

Foul play is currently not suspected.

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