Woman found unconscious in river remains a mystery to emergency personnel

  • Monday, August 7, 2017 12:28pm
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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.

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