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Boy, 15, pulled from Steel Lake later dies, vigil scheduled for tonight

A 15-year-old boy who was pulled from Steel Lake in Federal Way Sunday later died at the hospital, according to South King Fire and Rescue spokesman Gordie Olson.

The boy has not yet been identified by medical examiners.

A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Federal Way High School, where the boy was a student, the Federal Way Mirror reports.


UPDATED: Water rescue in progress at Steel Lake, one person missing

UPDATE: A 15-year-old boy was pulled out of the lake by a South King Fire and Rescue surface diver, after being underwater for about 30 minutes, said Assistant Chief Gordie Olson. They got the call about 2:15 p.m.

He was found under the public dock at the lake, Olson said, and paramedics performed CPR at the scene.

The boy was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in very serious condition, Olson said.

He had been swimming with friends, who saw him slip under.

INITIAL POST: A water rescue was in progress this afternoon at Steel Lake in Federal Way, Cathy Schrock of the

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Man recognized today for saving 78-year-old fishing in Steel Lake

South King fire will recognize a man for saving the life of a 78-year-old fisherman earlier this month.

The fisherman lost his balance in a small boat while on Steel Lake on June 19, falling into the water.

Jeffrey Ballard, the man being recognized, helped get the fisherman to shore and 911 was called. The fisherman was later released from a local hospital in good condition.

Ballard will receive a plaque at a fire commissioners meeting this afternoon.