Teen dies after spending 45 minutes underwater in Lake Washington

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A teenage boy has died after spending approximately 45 minutes underwater in Lake Washington at Mt. Baker Beach in Seattle, a Harborview Medical Center spokesperson said.

The teen went underwater at around 6 P.M. Sunday, Seattle firefighters said. Divers pulled him out of the water and medics rushed him to Harborview Medical Center. A hospital spokesperson told KOMO 4 at around 9:45 P.M. Sunday that the teen did not survive.

“You heard her yelling ‘It’s my boyfriend! He will not come up! Someone please call his dad,'” said witness Dejanae Johnson.

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