Published Sunday, June 26, 2022, 1915 hours PT
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON — At 1743 hours this evening, Snohomish County fire agencies water dispatched to a water rescue on 10508 Chapel Hill Road, at the Davis Beach location in Lake Stevens.
The call originally was dispatched as two subjects drowning and one out of the water. The second victim was out of the water but CPR was in progress. The reporting party states the victims are approximately 15-16 years of age.
A third person was pulled from the water and they too were reported to be in cardiac distress with CPR in effect.
Lake Stevens Police Officers arrived quickly on the scene and found three subjects unresponsive which were previously in the water.
According to Lake Stevens Police, all three victims are juveniles who were in the water. One has passed away and the other two are said to be in critical condition.
The park is now closed, as Officers investigate.
UPDATE | 1930 hours PT | The Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue will be assuming PIO duties at 1950 hours from the Lake Stevens Police Department.
We are keeping the young victims and their parents in our thoughts and prayers. – Ed.
WATER SAFETY TIPS
The Renton RFA gives 10 water safety guidelines to keep in mind for you and your loved ones.
- Learn to swim.
- Take a water safety class, and learn first aid and CPR training class from the Renton RFA or your local Fire Department.
- If operating a boat in the state of Washington – you must have a Boater Education Card.
- ALWAYS supervise children on, in, or around water.
- Do not drink alcohol while swimming or boating.
- Do not attempt a rescue unless you have specialized training and/or equipment.
- Be aware of your surroundings and potential water hazards.
- Moving water (rivers) is very dangerous. Good swimmer or not, always wear a life jacket.
- Pay attention to the weather and tide tables.
- Know the temperature of the water to prevent hypothermia.
For even more information on water safety and drowning prevention, visit the Washington State Drowning Prevention Network
ABOUT DAVIES BEACH
Davies Beach, formerly known as Willard Wyatt Park is located on the west shore of Lake Stevens, Washington. It is a popular beach location where there is a boat launch, picnic tables, restrooms, and water skiing.
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