Swimmer rescued from Seattle’s Green Lake, taken to hospital

The Seattle Fire Department said a bystander reported someone went underwater at Green Lake and never came up.

SEATTLES — Editor’s note: The above video on the subject of water Rescuers urged caution on the water originally aired June 27, 2022.

A 25-year-old man was rushed to hospital in critical condition after being rescued from Seattle’s Green Lake, according to the Seattle Fire Department on Sunday.

Seattle Fire Department crews responded to Green Lake around noon after a bystander reported that someone had gone underwater and had not surfaced.

Lifeguards were able to locate the man and bring him back to shore for life-saving procedures.

The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

The Seattle Fire Department said the man was underwater for nearly 13 minutes.

The department thanked the passerby, who acted quickly and called 911.

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The sheriff’s department throughout western Washington urged caution when swimmers or boaters are in the water after a deadly weekend last weekend.

Three people drowned last weekend, including two children. Two children were in critical condition after being pulled unresponsive from Lake Stevens last Sunday.

Sergeant Rich Barton of the King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Rescue Dive Unit said he’s seen an increase in drowning cases in recent years, with 29 drownings in King County in 2021.

Barton said most of the waters he and his 13 deputies cover in King County are below 70 degrees, which is considered cold and can create dangerous situations.

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