Recovered Body Identified as Missing Kayaker

The Mason County Coroner has confirmed the identity of a body found floating in Case Inlet near Stretch Island on Friday, February 17.

Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell has identified the deceased as Andrew Wayne Aldrich, age 31.  Aldrich was reported missing on January 4 after departing a friend’s sailboat in a kayak near Allyn’s North Bay.

Stockwell said that the cause of death is presumed saltwater drowning.