The Mason County Coroner is investigating the apparent drowning death of an active duty sailor who died while swimming with friends at Lake Cushman on Friday, June 22, at approximately 3 PM.
Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell said that the body of a 19-year-old male sailor who was stationed in Bremerton was recovered by divers approximately 90 minutes after being reported missing by his friends. The group was swimming at Party Rock, a popular swimming area off State Route 119, just before the entrance to Staircase/Olympic National Park.
An autopsy will be performed on Monday.
Naval personnel are making the next of kin notifications.
The Mason County Sheriff is also investigating the incident.