Man Drowns off Denny Park in Kirkland


A 54 year old male drowned in Lake Washington tonight near  Denny Park in Kirkland.  Kirkland Fire and Police were called just after 9:00 pm to 12032 Holmes Point Drive NE on a report of a male in the water drowning.  Kirkland Fire Rescue divers arrived on scene first and were able to rescue two additional swimmers who had attempted to save the male.  One of the swimmers was a bystander and the other was the victim’s wife.  However, the male victim was not able to be saved and was later located and pulled from the water by Mercer Island Marine Divers.  King County Marine and Seattle Marine Patrol also responded to the scene to provide assistance in the rescue.  It appears the male victim was attempting to help retrieve a ball from the water at the request of a female also using the park.  The victim reached the ball but then struggled in the water before going under.