Menu Close

Man Drowns in Spanaway Lake Park

At 5:03 pm, on Friday July 29th, dispatchers received a phone call of a drowning at Spanaway Lake Park.  A 69 year old male went into the water from the boat to fix the propeller.  Witness stated that he did not come back up and after a few minutes they called 911.  The Pierce County Metro Dive Team and Marine Services Unit responded to the scene.  Two divers were sent in for the rescue attempt but with a difficult last seen point and minimal visibility they were unable to locate him in their initial search.

The teams switched from a rescue effort to a recovery effort last night. The male could not be located last night and the teams had to hold off recovery efforts until 07:00 am the next day.

Today, on July 30th, at around 09:45 am we were able to locate the man using our Marine Sonic Sonar and Kongsberg Sonar.  Our divers were then able to get to him and recover him from the lake.