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Twin Lakes Drowning Victim Located

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 29, 2017

CONTACT: LT David Bowman, Acting PIO Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
[email protected], 425-754-1905, Media line: 425-249-6263

 

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 Park.

 

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 uncontrolled waters.

 

 

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