The man who drowned Sunday after jumping off a boat to swim in Lake Washington has been identified as 32-year-old Daniel Walker.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a man who drowned after jumping off a boat to swim in Lake Washington on Sunday as 32-year-old Daniel Walker.
Witnesses told medics that Walker had been on a boat watching the Seafair hydroplane races when he jumped off the 20-foot pleasure boat to swim.
He was not wearing a life vest, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. Moore said people tried in vain to help Walker when he later was seen bobbing in the water and calling for help.
Moore said divers from both the Seattle police and fire departments had been looking for the body when it was detected by a police robot, which helped drivers recover the body around 8:30 p.m.
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Walker’s body was recovered about 150 yards offshore of Seward Park in Andrews Bay.