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Lakes Drowning Victim Located
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2017
CONTACT: LT David Bowman, Acting
PIO Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
[email protected], 425-754-1905, Media
MARYSVILLE, Wash. – A teen has been located
deceased and is believed to have drowned in Twin Lakes. The teen was reported
to have gone under water while swimming in the southern Portion of Twin Lakes
Just after 2 PM, Marysville Fire, Police and the Sheriff’s Office
were dispatched to a report of a male who had disappeared while swimming at
this popular county park. Witnesses thought the male had become
encumbered in weeds in the water. A person swimming with him realized the
teen had not made it to shore and could not be seen.
The first responding Sheriff’s diver started a hasty search for
the subject, where normal safety protocols are put on hold, but was unable to
find the teen. A more thorough recovery search was made, and the subject
was located just after 3:00 PM. The teen was located in approximately six
feet of water. The lakes are currently about 82 degrees. The
deceased will be turned over to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.
The teen is believed to be 16 years old and resides in the Everett area.
The southern portion of Twin Lakes County Park will be closed for several hours
while the incident concludes.
The teens had entered the water just feet from a loaner life
jacket station. The Sheriff’s Office wants the public to remember that
even seemingly peaceful waters can be treacherous under the best of
conditions. We always recommend wearing lifejackets when swimming in