Body recovered from Lake Washington after man goes missing on Father's Day

The U.S. Coast Guard announced that they have recovered the body of a man who drowned in Lake Washington on Sunday, near Kirkland. 

Just after 6 p.m. on June 20, there were reports of three adults who were being towed on an inner tube behind a boat then fell into the lake, according to Sgt. Tim Meyer with the King County Sheriff's Office. 

The King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit along with Kirkland Fire and other agencies responded to O.O. Denny Park for the rescue. Two people were pulled out of the water safely and taken to area hospitals with injuries that are not life-threatening.

Divers searched for the third person for several hours before calling it off for the night after sundown.

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Meyer said the victim’s family was out on Lake Washington for Father’s Day, and the 32-year-old is a father of three.

Emergency responders said the man was last seen in an area of the lake that’s at least 90 feet deep. 

There have been at least three drownings in our area these last several days.


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