Shelton

20-year-old swimmer drowns in Lake Cushman

SHELTON, Wash. -- A 20-year-old man drowned Sunday evening while swimming in Lake Cushman, Mason County Sheriff's officials said.

The Mason County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Kyle Austin Pape of Fox Island, Washington.

Witnesses called 911 just before 5 p.m. to report Pape dove into the lake but didn't surface. Others swimming with Pape searched the area and found no sign of him.

A dive team was called in and found Pape under water, unconscious just after 6:30 p.m. Medics tried to resuscitate Pape but were unsuccessful and Pape was pronounced dead a short tiem later.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, and the Mason County Sheriff is investigating.