Drowning Accident at Rattlesnake Lake Leaves Teen Hospitalized

King County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Stanley Seo said on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 4:30PM, KCSO received a relay call from NORCOM (North East King County Regional Public Safety Communication Agency) asking for the KCSO Marine Unit to help at Rattlesnake Lake for a possible drowning.

Seo said the victim, a male in his teens, was pulled from the water near the boat launch and CPR was performed by those who called 911 for help. KIRO News stated the victim was unconscious when pulled from the lake.

Fire and aid crews responded and the victim was transported to Overlake Hospital by ambulance. At this time, Seo said he had no information on the condition of the victim or how long he was submerged.

Friday, June 12th, the Snoqualmie Valley School District released that the injured teen is a student and is currently hospitalized in intensive care, adding that their sincerest thoughts and wishes go out for his recovery, along with support for his family and friends.  Students were offered extra support from counselors, staff and peers at school on Friday.

On June 8th, the King County Swimming Beach Monitoring website reported that Rattlesnake Lake was 68 degrees.

Rattlesnake Lake is reportedly around 62 degrees in June 2013
Rattlesnake Lake

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