Lakewood, WA – On Aug. 19 at 7:47 pm a West Pierce Fire & Rescue Dive Response was deployed for a man in the water at Harry Todd Park. Firefighters arrived ready to enter the water just four minutes later. They quickly found the man outside the swim area and pulled him from the water. Firefighters immediately started CPR and the man was then transported to an area hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.
Due to the various lakes and bodies of water in Lakewood, University Place and Steilacoom, West Pierce has a formal dive rescue program. As part of this program, firefighters are trained as rescue swimmers and divers and are deployed in the event of a water incident.