Wednesday, January 07, 2004
By The Associated Press
BREWSTER, Okanogan County - A construction-industry
lobbyist died after falling into the water in an apparent duck-hunting
accident, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said.
The body of William E. "Willy" O'Neil, 48, of Everett,
manager of environmental affairs for the Associated General Contractors in
Olympia, was found Monday morning in 3 feet of water in a marsh near the
south end of Washburn Island, where the Okanogan River empties into the
He apparently was overcome by hypothermia, Rogers said.
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