Woman found unconscious in river remains a mystery to emergency personnel

  • Monday, August 7, 2017 12:28pm
  • News

Emergency officials know very little about a woman who was found unconscious in the Snoqualmie River near Carnation Friday.

“She was found in the river, near the campground by the beach,” said Steve Westlake, spokesperson for Eastside Fire and Rescue, which responded to the report at 5:02 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. “It was kind of a big mystery, wow, what is she doing here?”

The woman appeared to be alone, without any sort of boat or flotation device.

A witness who spotted the woman pulled her from the water and began doing CPR, because she was unconscious and not breathing, according to the report. Westlake said when firefighters from the Carnation station, she was breathing, weakly, and they provided ventilation assistance as they transported her to an area hospital. She did not regain consciousness during the trip.

“It’s unknown how long she was in (the water),” said Westlake. “Really, the person that found her, or the persons, I don’t know, is really the hero here.”

Woman pulled unconscious from Snoqualmie River near Carnation

by KOMO StaffFriday, August 4th 2017

She was taken to Overlake Hospital. No word yet on her condition.

Investigators said they’re not sure how long she was in the water or how she got there.

They said no one was with the woman and they did not find a boat, kayak or any floating device.

More in News

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.
Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

Captain Ron Mead, commander of the Washington State Patrol in King County, directs traffic on the top of Snoqualmie Pass. Photo courtesy of Trooper Rick Johnson.
Convoy leads Snoqualmie travelers to safety

Immense snowfall led to dicey conditions on the pass.

Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel
New teen campaign, DREAM BIG, kicked off Friday

Russell Wilson and Ciara were on hand to unveil limited edition library cards featuring the duo.

Bothell police recruits Amanda Rees and Dan Wiseman. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo
Police chiefs: More than a year to find, train new officers

HB1253 requires new hires complete basic training requirements within two months.

River stabilization project begins planning phase

The city of Snoqualmie has partnered with King County to install 400 feet of riverbank stabilization

Image by Google Maps.
Expanding culture, government

North Bend will do a cultural exchange with the town of Mestia in the European country of Georgia.

Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook
Seedy side of Seadrunar: Drug rehab center accused of neglect, exploitation

Public records reveal that Seattle facility was accused of neglecting children and clients in its care.

Most Read