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.
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