The National Park Service is investigating a death in the Olympic National Park. A press release said that on August 15 at 6:26 pm Olympic National Park dispatch received a 911 call requesting medical aid for a 30-year old female from Bellingham, WA. The woman was rescued from Lake Crescent by a friend who was swimming with her. CPR was in progress when Clallam County 2 arrived on scene along with park law enforcement rangers. The woman was transported to Olympic Medical Center where resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.

The woman was reported to be an experienced swimmer and surfer. The identity of the victim is being withheld to ensure time for family notifications.