An 81-year-old man has died after being pulled from Lake Washington in the Rainier Beach area Thursday night.
Firefighters responded to the 10200 block of Rainier Avenue South around 8:20 p.m. after reports of a person in distress in the water, according to a tweet from the Seattle Fire Department. The lake in that area is lined with houses and docks.
The man was unconscious when firefighters brought him to shore soon after. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in “very critical condition,” hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.
Robert E. Rash died Thursday of drowning, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, which ruled his death an accident.