Body of missing man from canoe trip found in lake


Sheldon Olsen (right) and his son Jace Olsen (middle) went missing March 17 after a canoe ride on Lake Limerick. Both bodies have now been found.

LAKE LIMERICK, Wash. - Confirmed by the Mason County Coroner, a body found in Lake Limerick on Saturday was of 31-year-old Sheldon Olsen, the man who went missing after a canoe trip with his son.


Olsen went canoeing with his 2-year-old son, Jace, on March 17, and later that evening, they were reported missing because they never returned from their trip.


The Mason County Sheriff’s Office organized a search team and used the department’s three boats and divers to find the two. When responders arrived, the boy was found floating on the lake without a life jacket, but Olsen was still missing.


The canoe was recovered and two life jackets were found in the boat, according to the sheriff’s office.


According to coroner Wes Stockwell, his office was notified around 5 p.m. on Saturday that Olsen’s body was found by a search team working with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.


Also on Satuday, a funeral services was held for Jace Olsen.


Stockwell said that an autopsy has been scheduled for Monday.