Former Hoopa resident drowns in the Trinity River



TRINITY RIVER – Law enforcement is warning the public of the risk of swimming in the Trinity River after a 64-year old Washington resident dies of an apparent drowning.

According to sheriff’s deputies, around 3:45 Monday afternoon, Stanley Capoeman was swimming near the Red Rock/Hostler Field area when he suddenly yelled for help and was swept downstream.

A search of the area was conducted and with the assistance of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, Capoeman’s body was found at 5 pm several hundred yards downriver.

The victim was from Taholah, Washington. He was a former resident of Hoopa visiting family. The Coroner’s Office will continue the investigation.