A Pierce County man drowned Sunday evening while swimming at Lake Cushman.
The Mason County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Kyle Austin Pape, 20, of Fox Island.
Witnesses called 911 around 4:50 p.m. after Pape dove into the lake but did not resurface, according to Mason County Sheriff’s Detective William Adam.
“Swimmers in his group searched with no sighting of him,” Adam said.
Dive Rescue, a volunteer group from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and the Mason County Department of Emergency Management, recovered Pape, who was unconscious, around 6:30 p.m.
Medics tried to resuscitate Pape, but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:55 p.m., Adam said.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, and the sheriff’s office is investigating, according to Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell.email@example.com