Body Found in Yakima River near Wanawish Dam

<p>Miguel Gomez</p>

Miguel Gomez

Fisherman find a body floating in the Yakima River near the Wanawish Dam Sunday morning around 6 a.m.

The Prosser Police along with the Benton County Sheriff's Office and Dive Rescue responded and identified the man as 31-year-old Miquel Gomez of Grandview.  His vehicle was found abandoned by the Prosser Police Department near the Wine Country Bridge on last Sunday (May 5th).

His family believes he might have gone into the Yakima River.  A land and air search of the shoreline and Prosser Dam was conducted earlier in the week, but was unsuccessful in locating him.

An autopsy is scheduled this week to determine the cause of death.