Bonney Lake High sophomore drowns in Lake Tapps
By DANIEL NASH
Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald Reporter
June 22, 2012 · Updated 12:27 PM
On-scene reporting from Brian Beckley.
The last day of school ended in tragedy Thursday with the drowning death of a Bonney Lake High School student.
Sixteen-year-old Quentin Boggan was with friends on the Allan Yorke park dock when he fell into the water. Witnesses on scene said he was underwater for 3-5 minutes before being pulled shoreside.
Bystanders began CPR before East Piece Fire and Rescue arrived on scene to continue resuscitation. Rescue workers were able to regain a pulse, and the boy was attempting to breathe on his own when he was transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Tacoma. He died shortly thereafter.
Boggan had just finished his freshman year of high school.
A fellow student wrote on his Tumblr page: "This afternoon my school lost a life. The last day of school is supposed to be a happy and fun time and it was until we learned that Quentin Boggan was pronounced dead at teh hospital after nearly drowning in the lake near my house. I didn't know him very well, but the death hits me hard. It was his last day of his freshman year, there aren't many details, but he and his saddened family will be in my thoughts and prayers."
More details as they arrive.Contact Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald Reporter Daniel Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-825-2555 ext. 5060.