The Adventure Guys

The inside story on outside recreation for South Puget Sound and beyond

NOTICE: The Adventure Guys has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved The Adventure Guys.
Visit the new section.

Man swimming at park dies despite help from diver

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Sep. 1, 2008 at 7:01 pm with No Comments »
September 1, 2008 7:01 pm

A 40-year-old man drowned Monday afternoon in Lake Tapps, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.


Witnesses told East Pierce County Fire and Rescue officials that the man was trying to cross the swimming area at Lake Tapps North Park with a friend when he disappeared beneath the water.


He drowned about 4:30 p.m. according to a statement released by East Pierce Fire and Rescue.


A Sheriff’s Department diver, already on the scene, recovered the man within 10 minutes of his going under, but medical personnel at the scene were not able to revive him, Troyer said.


Additional divers from East Pierce Fire and Rescue, Valley Regional Fire Authority and three more from the sheriff’s department also responded.


The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities presume the man drowned, but don’t know if he had some type of medical problem.


Steve Maynard and Craig Hill, The News Tribune

Leave a comment Comments
*
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0