Woman drowns in Beaver Lake

October 15, 2009

By J.B. Wogan

NEW — 9:55 a.m. Oct. 15, 2009

Police said a woman drowned in Beaver Lake Oct. 14.

A 33-year-old woman and Beaver Lake resident walked into the lake from the park’s beach area around 8:15 p.m., according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. A dive unit from the sheriff’s office found her 25 feet from shore.

Sgt. Robert Baxter, of the Sammamish Police Department, said there’s reason to believe that the woman did not know how to swim.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the woman, but is not scheduled to release the name until later today.

Medics from Eastside Fire & Rescue responded to the emergency call around 9:15 p.m. and tried to resuscitate her, but she had already been dead for about 40 minutes, Baxter said.

The woman was apparently upset after an argument with her husband and left her house to go for a walk, according to the sheriff’s office. Baxter said a witness saw her walk into the lake and disappear.

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