Teenage boy nearly drowns in Lake Tapps

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 21 at 5:44 PM

BONNEY LAKE, Wash. – A teenage boy is in the hospital after nearly drowning in Lake Tapps Thursday afternoon.

Police received a 911 call at 3:18 p.m. from Bonney Lake.

Bonney Lake Police Lt. Kurt Alfano said the victim was a 16-year-old male.  He was under the water 3-5 minutes before witnessed spotted him and pulled him out of the water. They immediately began CPR and managed to get a pulse until medics arrived and transported him to a hospital.

Alfano said the incident appeared accidental. The condition of the victim is unknown.

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