The investigation is ongoing, but neighbors blame constant erosion of the river bank for the boy’s accident. The bank has reportedly been eroding for some time, but county and state officials have not been able to assist in finding a solution. Neighbors speculate the ground may have given way, causing the boy to fall into the river.
We at the Davis Law Group send our most sincere condolences to the young boy’s family and loved ones. King 5 News reports that a fund has been set up to help the family cover memorial costs, and donations can be made to the Nicky Matchett Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank branch.