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Possible drowning at American Lake (UPDATED)

Post by News Tribune Staff on Aug. 17, 2008 at 6:46 pm with No Comments »
August 17, 2008 6:46 pm

Lakewood Police and rescuers responded to American Lake on a possible drowning just after 6 p.m.

Lt. Heidi Hoffman was still awaiting details about the incident, but according to her and radio traffic, a woman entered the water from shore and was later brought to Beard Island. Someone with a boat helped ferry her back to a state Fish and Wildlife boat launch.

The woman was being transported to the hospital by ambulance. It was not clear what her condition was, but at one point rescuers said on the radio that she was not breathing.

Update: Good news? I talked to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office just after 8 p.m. and was told they had not been informed of any drowning.

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