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The Today File

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August 1, 2012 at 9:35 PM

UPDATE: Wife, bystander tried to save man who drowned off Kirkland park

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. | A bystander and the wife of a man drowned in Lake Washington at Denny Park in Kirkland last night tried to save him but had to be rescued themselves, according to the Kirkland Fire and Police departments.

The incident occurred about 9 p.m. when the 54-year-old drowning victim was helping to retrieve a ball for someone. While he was able to reach the ball, he began to struggle in the water, according to Kirkland police.

His wife and the bystander tried to save him, but could not.

Kirkland Fire Rescue divers arrived on scene first and were able to rescue the wife and bystander, but not the man.  Mercer Island Marine Divers later located his body and retrieved it. King County Marine and Seattle Marine Patrol also responded to provide assistance in the rescue.

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