A Lake Stevens High School student in his 20s was found in the high school pool on Friday morning. He was rushed to the hospital after medics performed CPR on him for 25 minutes.
“The call came in at 11:09 a.m. to go to the high school pool where a male student was found at the bottom of the pool,” Lake Stevens Fire District Chief Dave Lingenfelter said. “CPR was initiated and he was ultimately transported to Providence Medical Center.”
A manager at the high school pool pulled the man from the pool and began life-saving efforts; the manager is a certified lifeguard.
The paramedics took over as soon as they got to the school and stabilized the man as best they could before turning on their lights and sirens and transporting him to the hospital.
“Words cannot describe the emotions associated with this accident, and the hearts of everyone in Lake Stevens School District go out to the student and the family,” said Jayme Taylor, Director of Communications for the district. “Student safety is always a top priority, and we will be commencing a formal investigation into the circumstances once law enforcement has completed its investigation.”
Until the investigation is complete, the district is unable to comment further on the circumstances of the accident. The district also asks that the community respect the privacy of the student and family.
Other students at the high school were not affected and the normally scheduled early release still took place.