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July 9, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Teen dies after being pulled from Federal Way lake

A 17-year-old boy who was pulled from Steel Lake in Federal Way late Friday died Saturday at Harborview Medical Center.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday identified the teen as Prabhakar Kumar.

Just before 8:20 p.m. Friday, someone called 911 to report a possible drowning in the public swimming area at Steel Lake Park, located in the 2400 block of South 312th Street in Federal Way, according to Assistant Chief Gordie Olson of South King Fire & Rescue. Kumar had been seen struggling offshore and went under water.

A water rescue team arrived within nine minutes of the 911 call and after one minute of searching, found the victim in 12 feet of water, Olson said in a news release. He was brought to shore, where paramedics spent 15 minutes resuscitating him before taking him to the hospital in critical condition.

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