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1 dead after wakeboarding accident on Lake Washington

Oct 11, 2022, 9:12 PM | Updated: 9:14 pm
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(Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

A 42-year-old man died Tuesday evening after a wakeboarding accident on Lake Washington.

Eastside first responders are investigating the fatal boating incident that happened at Hunts Point near Bellevue. Another 24-year-old male operating the boat was not seriously injured.

“It appears to be two individuals and one boat. One individual, unfortunately was deceased at the scene,” said Medina Police Captain Austin Gidloff to KIRO Newsradio.

Mercer Island police say the accident happened when the 42-year-old man was wakeboarding off the back of the boat. At some point, the wakeboarder was struck by the boat, where he received fatal injuries.

Officers found no signs of impairment by the boat’s operator, according to a release from the Mercer Island Police Department.

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1 dead after wakeboarding accident on Lake Washington