15-year-old killed, 14-year-old hurt in Lake Cle Elum swimming accident
Posted on Saturday, July 25th, 2020 at 8:44 pm
CLE ELUM, WA – An accident Thursday involving a sudden, strong current in Lake Cle Elum claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy and injured a 14-year-old girl.
According to KOMO News, the accident happened at the Wish Poosh campground, near the boat launch, when a family was pulled in by a strong current while they were swimming in the lake.
Most of the family was able to eventually make it to shore, except for the 14-year-old girl, who was rescued by emergency crews, and the 15-year-old, who was not located that day.
A crew of divers located the boy’s body Friday afternoon, according to the report.
The 14-year-old girl has been taken to the hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.
This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Law as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Washington personal injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.