Man drowns in Angle Lake Saturday



Photos courtesy Kent Regional Fire Authority

A rescue mission has turned into a recovery one after divers and surface water rescue swimmers were unable to rescue a man who apparently jumped off a boat into Angle Lake in SeaTac at approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, May 21.

According to witnesses, the man, who is in his 20s, was seen jumping from a small inflatable boat into the cold lake where he immediately sank. People began looking for him and called 911. Firefighters and paramedics worked with the witnesses to find out where exactly the man entered the water using landmarks on shore.

The Kent RFA announced Saturday night that the body of the swimmer has been found, after initially being unable to locate him. Dive teams from the King County Sheriff’s office and Valley Regional Fire Authority will use sonar to find the body. The Kent RFA will continue providing a boat for both crews to work off of.

The victim was in his boat with one other person. That person, who did not get in the water, is cooperating with authorities as the search continues.

In addition to the above mentioned units, firefighters from Burien/Normandy Park FD, Renton FD, and South King Fire and Rescue also responded to the call.

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