Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

July 18, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Near-drowning victim in critical condition

UPDATE 8:00 a.m.|  The man who nearly drowned in Green Lake was reported in critical condition in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center this morning.

Previous post:|  19-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition Thursday night after he nearly drowned in Green Lake.

A call came in to dispatchers at 7:49 p.m.  reporting that an unconscious, unresponsive male had been pulled from the water,  according to the Seattle Fire Department website.

The first firefighters arrived on the scene within two minutes.

A good Samaritan had pulled the victim from the water and performed CPR. Witnesses told firefighters the man had been under water for approximately four minutes.

The firefighters on the scene continued CPR. After 12 minutes of continuous chest compressions, firefighters were able to get a pulse.

Medics then transported the man to Harborview.

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►