KELSO, Wash. -- A body found in the Columbia River near Longview has been identified as the crewman who fell overboard from the Queen of the West sternwheeler.
The Cowlitz County coroner's office says 35-year-old Andres Leshaun Staples drowned accidentally.
He lived and worked aboard the Columbia River cruise ship and went overboard last Tuesday as it was moored at Rainier.
The Daily News reports Staples was wearing a coat that would have made it difficult for him to float or swim.
The Cowlitz County sheriff's office says divers recovered the body Sunday night about six miles downriver from Longview after it was spotted by boaters.