Bellingham woman dies after Lake Crescent rescue

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — A Bellingham woman died Thursday after being rescued by a fellow swimmer in Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park officials said Friday.

The 30-year-old woman, whose name was being withheld for family notifications, was rescued by a friend who was swimming with her at about 6:26 p.m.

CPR was in progress when Clallam County Fire District No. 2 crews and park law enforcement rangers arrived on scene.

The woman was transported to Olympic Medical Center, where resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful, park spokeswoman Penny Wagner said.

The woman was reported to be an experienced swimmer and surfer, Wagner said.

The death was being investigated by the National Park Service.

No further details were available.

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