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12 year-old Rescued from Martha Lake
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, Breaking News Pager: 425-339-5700

MARTHA LAKE PARK, LYNNWOOD – Yesterday at approximately 6:30 PM, 911 a man swimming near a dock at Martha Lake saw a body under the water. After an unsuccessful attempt to help the victim to the surface, the man called 911. The Sheriff’s Office Dive Unit arrived a few minutes later and rescued the victim, a 12 year-old boy. The boy, a resident of Everett, was transported to Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

It is believed that the boy was swimming with friends, whose parents were nearby. A deputy was able to contact the victim’s mother last night and transported her to Children’s.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.