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September 13, 2013 at 4:30 PM
A student at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood collapsed and died Friday morning during a physical-education class, the school announced in a letter sent to parents.
Staff, paramedics and hospital staff responded but were unable to revive him, Meadowdale Principal Kevin Allen wrote in the letter. The cause of death was not yet released.
Allen wrote that the junior was a “respectful, hard-working young man who was serious about his education; an all-around nice kid who we will miss.”
Family members have asked that they be given time to grieve privately, he said.
The high school and the Edmonds School District will provide counseling to students who need it, and the letter asked parents to call the school if they feel their child needs additional support.
“I know you join us in sending his family our deepest condolences during this difficult time,” Allen wrote.
June 19, 2013 at 10:29 AM
AMMON, Idaho (AP) — A 21-month-old southeastern Idaho girl has died after she was left in a vehicle, according to officials with the Bonneville County sheriff’s department.
Deputies and paramedics were called shortly after 5:15 p.m. Tuesday to a residence in Ammon, just east of Idaho Falls, according to the sheriff’s department. CPR was attempted but Elizabeth Randall was pronounced dead at a hospital in Idaho Falls.
The National Weather Service recorded temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s at the Idaho Falls airport on Tuesday afternoon.
Detectives are investigating and an autopsy is planned.
Officials did not say how long the girl might have been left in the vehicle.
May 23, 2013 at 5:51 AM
TACOMA (AP) — The King County sheriff’s office says a deputy injured in an off-duty motorcycle crash on Monday night has died.
Deputy Martin Duran, 47, died Wednesday night at Tacoma General Hospital, said Sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West.
The News Tribune says Pierce County sheriff’s officers continue to investigate the crash near Frederickson.
West says Duran served in the Army and then became a paramedic and firefighter in New Mexico. He became a deputy for the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico, and in 2004 started working for King County.
September 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM
The Associated Press
SPOKANE — A 34-year-old Bonneville Power Administration lineman from Yakima has died after falling from a transmission tower near the Montana-Idaho border.
KREM-TV reports lineman Matthew Karstetter fell more than 100 feet on Sept. 20.
The accident is still under investigation.
BPA officials did not return a phone call Wednesday seeking more information on where the fall occurred.
Karstetter joined the BPA in June 2004. He worked on the Kalispell, Mont., transmission line maintenance crew until graduating from the apprentice program in 2008. Most recently, he worked as a journeyman on a transmission line crew in Spokane.
His obituary said a few days before his death, Karstetter was lowered to the wires by helicopter to rescue a crewman having a heart attack. The Yakima native is survived by his wife, daughter and unborn son.
April 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM
The Bellingham Herald reports a Western Washington University student has died after falling from a window at Nash Hall this morning.
The 18-year-old student landed on concrete in the tennis court area behind the dormitory shortly before 10 a.m. He died at the scene.
University Police are investigating the death as a possible suicide.
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