A teenage girl died at a Seattle hospital Tuesday evening, a day after firefighters tried to save her from an apparent drowning in Birch Bay.
Ambulances responded to an outdoor pool in the 7300 block of Birch Bay Drive around 2 p.m. Memorial Day, for a report that a girl had drowned. Firefighters performed CPR on the unconscious 14-year-old girl.
She was rushed to St. Joseph hospital in Bellingham. Later the girl was taken to a hospital in Seattle, where she died Tuesday evening.
The official cause and manner of death will be investigated by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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Sheriff Bill Elfo said the death appears to be a tragic accident.
This story was updated at 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. An earlier version misidentified the 14-year-old girl.