14-Year Old Boy Falls Through Ice On Burien’s Lake Garrett

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Lakewood ParkBURIEN, Wash. — A 14-year-old boy has been rescued after falling through thin ice on Lake Garrett, which is in Lakewood Park near White Center.

Sheriff’s supervisor Kathryn Pompeo says the boy was out of the water when deputies and firefighters arrived after receiving a 911 call Wednesday afternoon.

Pompeo said the boy, John Tuazon, was taken to Highline Community Hospital in Burien. He had returned home Thursday.

Tuazon was apparently trying to retrieve a Frisbee when he broke through the ice.

Two of the teen’s friends and a bystander were able to pull him to safety.

Several days of low temperatures dipping into the teens and 20s in Western Washington have created ice on a number of small lakes but authorities caution the ice is too thin to support a person’s weight.

Parents, please remind your children of the dangers of walking on ice!


Lake Garrett is located at Lakewood Park near SW 112th Street:

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