UPDATE: The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the woman as Leslie Jacobsen of Yelm.
By The News Tribune staff:
A 63-year-old woman drowned Monday while scuba diving with a companion near Sunnyside Beach in Steilacoom.
Her name was not released, pending notification of her family.
The diving partner pulled the unconscious woman onto Sunnyside Beach shortly before 2 p.m. and help was called, Town Administrator Paul Loveless said.
Paramedics tried to revive the woman but were unsuccessful.