July 18—Seattle Firefighters and Paramedics revived a teenage male after he drowned in Green Lake.
At 7:49 p.m. a 911 call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting an unconscious, unresponsive male who was pulled from the water at Green Lake. The first firefighters arrived on scene just 2 minutes after being dispatched. Emergency personnel responded to East Green Lake Drive East and NE 72nd Street near the indoor pool. When firefighters arrived a “Good Samaritan” had pulled the patient from the water and initiated CPR. Witnesses told firefighters the teenager was under water for approximately 4 minutes.
The 10 firefighters on–scene continued CPR. After 12 minutes of continuous chest compressions, firefighters were able to get the patient’s pulse. Medics transported the 19-year-old male to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.