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.