Rescue crews came to the aid of a 16-year-old Vancouver boy on Sunday afternoon when he was injured in Camas.Camas-Washougal Fire Battalion Chief Mark Ervin said about 4:52 p.m. the boy injured an ankle in the area known as the Potholes. The spot on Lacamas Creek is just southeast of Round Lake and below a Georgia-Pacific mill dam.The boy was swimming with friends.“He slid down the bank and hurt his ankle and ended on a ledge,” Ervin said. “They were letting water out. … We had them shut down the gates in the dam so we could lower the water a little bit.”Technical crews from the Vancouver Fire Department and Fire District 6 responded.Ervin said they decided to bring the boy out on the west side, which is not as steep as the east side, which has a 20-foot wall. The Potholes is just off the trail in Lacamas Lake Park.A life vest was lowered to the boy.“We tied a rope around him and … we tethered him over to the other side and walked him up.” Ervin said.Eight firefighters from the Camas-Washougal department responded along with three from East County Fire & Rescue.Ervin said the boy’s father came for him and took him to a hospital.
Bethel Police are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a person of interest in the homicide of Eunice Whitman. Whitman was found stabbed to death early Sunday morning along a boardwalk in a Bethel park.Police Thursday released a video from the Bethel AC Quick Stop store. Police have already arrested the primary suspect, but Lieutenant Joe Corbett says they’re trying to identify another male who appears with him in the video taken around the time of the murder.“The man with the gray sweatshirt over his head, we have not been able to identify yet,” said Corbett.The video shows two men walking down a hallway at the AC Quick Stop store apartments early Sunday morning. Whitman’s boyfriend Justine Paul walks ahead while the person of interest trails behind in a gray hooded sweatshirt. Paul, the primary suspect, was taken into custody and arraigned on first-degree murder charges Tuesday. But police say they want to talk with the other man in the video.“We know that he was there right around the time of the homicide or at least the time of the report. He was with our primary suspect, so his role in it is unclear to us and that’s why we want to talk with him and figure out how he was involved,” said Corbett.Bethel Police are asking anyone with information about the man in the images to contact Investigative Sergeant Amy Davis at the Bethel Police Department.