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October 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Man missing and presumed drowned in Pierce County lake

A 63-year-old man is missing and presumed drowned in American Lake in Pierce County, according to the Lakewood Police Department.

The man and his 65-year-old brother were on the lake this afternoon when their boat began taking on water, according to Lakewood police Lt. Chris Lawler. Neother man had a life vest, but the younger man may have had some sort of  “floatation cushion,” Lawler said.

The 63-year-old decided to swim to shore but only got about 75 yards from the boat when he disappeared under water, Lawler said. His brother yelled for help and was rescued by other boaters.

 

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