Drowning victim recovered from Liberty Bay Thursday morning

Police: no evidence of foul play, appears to be accidental

Just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, members of the Poulsbo Police Department and Poulsbo Fire Department responded to reports of a drowning victim at the Port of Poulsbo Marina and discovered a male deceased in the water.

The body recovered from the bay was identified as belonging to Kevin Larsen, 42, of Poulsbo.

According to a statement from the Poulsbo Police Department, the preliminary investigation showed no evidence of foul play and the drowning had appeared to be accidental. the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and will handle the remainder of the investigation.

Thursday’s victim marked the second drowning in the bay in six months. In September, the body of Daniel Yates was recovered from the bay by authorities. The night before Yates’ body was found, Poulsbo police were called to Liberty Bay to investigate reports of a possibly intoxicated, unknown subject rowing a boat in the bay.

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