8-year-old boy found unconscious in Lake Roesiger pronounced dead

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SNOHOMISH — An 8-year-old boy pulled from Lake Roesiger after for more than an hour underwater was pronounced dead Monday.

The Auburn, Wash., boy was attending a family gathering Sunday afternoon. Officials said the boy was swimming in the lake and tried to climb onto a raft but began to struggle and disappeared underwater. Friends tried to dive down to find him, and family members called 911.

Divers found the boy’s body nearly 27-feet down. Paramedics performed CPR on the boy and he was taken to a local hospital.

Identification and cause of death are pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.


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