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September 16, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Shoreline man dies while swimming near Winthrop

The Associated Press

WINTHROP, Okanogan County — A 76-year-old Shoreline man died while swimming northeast of Winthrop.

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says Charles J. Covello had gone for a short dip Saturday afternoon in Pearrygin Lake when a witness saw him struggle and go under water.

Rogers says a diver and a snorkeler at the lake retrieved Covello after he had been under water 5 or 10 minutes.

The Wenatchee World reports two vacationing emergency medical technicians who happened to be at the lake performed CPR immediately but were unable to revive him.

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