One child dead and two in critical condition after being found floating in a Washington lake

The family of the deceased child opened a GoFundMe account to ask for financial support.

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The Lake Stevens Police Department (LSPD) commented that a 12-year-old boy drowned, another under 13 and a 15-year-old girl, are in critical condition and with a reserved prognosis after they were found unconscious in the lake at Davies Beach in Lake Stevens

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner, identified the boy who died as Malachi Bell, originally from Everett. According to the result of the death of the little ruled as an accident after drowning in the water.

The tragedy occurred when area firefighters responded to an emergency call at Davies Beach Park, because visitors saw people floating in the lake. Some of them pulled the 13- and 15-year-old boys out of the water and began performing CPR.

Hours later, Malachi Bell’s body was recovered by divers from an area approximately 10 feet deep. All three victims were taken to Providence Medical Center, where the boy was pronounced dead.

The other 13-year-old boy and the 15-year-old girl were not wearing life jackets. at that time, firefighters said, after rescuing them.

According to the authorities’ report, they specified that the three young people are not related to each other, but they arrived at the beach together on a family day out.

K5 news shared that Malachi Bell was a seventh grader at North Middle School in Everett. Upon learning of the tragedy, the school sent a message to families offering advice for students.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for most of western Washington, reported the news and when it’s hot, the cold water of lakes and rivers can be especially dangerous for swimmers.

The Fire Department reported that This heat phenomenon caused the death of other people. In the past week, a 4 year old boy drowned and Silver Lake and Everett,

Also a 20-year-old swimmer, disappeared in the lake, apparently drowned in Green River Gorge. Unfortunately a JBLM soldier drowned the day before at Shoreline Park, all deaths during the same days.

Malachi Bell’s family set up a GonFundMe page to raise funds in order to give him a decent funeral, since his mother is unemployed. The account has raised more than $5,000 of the $15,000 they requested.

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