A man in his 20s was pulled from the swimming pool at Lake Stevens High School this morning and was rushed to Providence Hospital in Everett with life-threatening injuries, according to the Lake Stevens Fire Department.
The student was in critical condition at the hospital.
According to KIRO, the incident occurrred during a special needs class party. The school’s aquatics manager pulled the student from the water and began CPR, according to a school district spokeswoman.
Firefighters were dispatched at 11:10 a.m. and when they arrived at the high school, CPR was being performed on the unconscious man, said Battalion Chief Perry Putnam.
“The patient was out of the water, on the pool deck, when we arrived” three minutes after the 911 call was placed, he said.
Paramedics spent 20 to 25 minutes working on the man, before taking him to the hospital, arriving there at 11:55 a.m., according to Putnam.
The district said the student’s family had been notified.