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15 year old boy pulled from Lake Washington, civilian and officers perform CPR

Officers were dispatched to a report of a child in the water in the 100 Block of Lakeside Avenue South at approximately 3:30 pm on May 15th.  The first arriving Seattle Police officers got to the scene just as a civilian witness was bringing the boy up out of the water.  The boy, 15, had no pulse and did not appear to be breathing.  According to witnesses, they believed that the boy had been underwater for as long as 10 minutes.  CPR was initiated by the first arriving officers and the witness.    Three East Precinct officers performed CPR on the victim until the Seattle Fire Department arrived and took over.  The victim was revived. Medics then transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center.  At last report, the victim was in stable condition.  The actions of the civilian witness who pulled the boy from the water and CPR performed by the officers most likely saved this young man’s life.