Man who drowned off Denny Park in Kirkland identified

Kirkland Police Department - Contributed
Kirkland Police Department
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A 54-year-old man drowned in Lake Washington Wednesday evening near Denny Park at the base of Finn Hill according to Kirkland Police. The man was identified as David Ulm of Kenmore, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

"It appears the male victim was attempting to help retrieve a ball from the water at the request of a female also using the park," said Kirkland Police Sgt. Rob Saloum. "The victim reached the ball but then struggled in the water before going under."

The death has been ruled an accident by investigators.

Kirkland Fire and Police were called just after 9 p.m. to 12032 Holmes Point Drive N.E. on a report of a male in the water drowning.

Kirkland Fire Rescue divers arrived on scene first and were able to rescue two additional swimmers who had attempted to save the victim.

One of the swimmers was a bystander and the other was the victim’s wife. However, Ulm was not able to be saved and was later located and pulled from the water by Mercer Island Marine Divers. King County Marine and Seattle Marine Patrol also responded to the scene to provide assistance in the rescue.




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