The Grays Harbor County Sheriffs Department says that just after midnight on Friday August 18th, 2023 they were advised of a missing kayaker last seen in the bay near Grays Harbor city near Hoquiam. The reporting party advised deputies that he and his girlfriend were kayaking in the bay, and around midnight the day before they decided to pull within 20 feet of the shoreline and sleep for the night in their kayaks.

When the reporting party woke up on the morning of 8-17-23 his girlfriend was missing. Her personal belongings were still in her kayak, but she was not. The reporting party stated he searched all day up the nearby coastline for his girlfriend, but was unable to locate her. He then decided to kayak to shore and contact the police for assistance.  

We have official word this afternoon regarding an alert we fist posted on our Facebook Page regarding a possible shooting near Montesano just after midnight this morning, August 16th, 2023. 

According to the informational release no suspects are being looked for, the investigation continues. 

The WSP report says that the collision occurred 11:53 AM when the teen was eastbound on SR 8 at milepost 3 in late 2, the passing late when he failed to negotiate the curve and went into the media, striking the cable barrier. 
The teen was riding a 2014 Green Kawasaki EX300
The teen was taken to Harborview Medical Center for his injuries.  It is not mentioned if he was traveling with an adult or any other motorcyclists.