Child dies after car goes into Lake Cushman; driver arrested
A child is dead after a car went over an embankment and into Lake Cushman in Mason County, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.
At about 7:10 p.m. on June 27, deputies responded to a report of an incident involving a single car around milepost 13 on State Route 119 at Lake Cushman.
According to the Mason County Sheriff’s County Office, the area is commonly known as “Party Rock.”
Deputies were told that a car went over the embankment and was submerged in the water.
Two adults got out of the car, but a young child did not manage to escape.
Witnesses and one of the adults were able to get into the water and rescue the child.
They attempted life-saving measures until medics arrived at the scene.
The child was airlifted to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, but died of their injuries.
Deputies arrested the driver and booked them into Mason County Jail. Charges are currently unknown.