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AUGUST 18, 1997

Local News

Woodinville man drowns

  by Andrew Walgamott
   The body of a 22-year-old Woodinville man who accidentally drowned in Lake Washington near Kirkland was found Aug. 12, a day after he disappeared. The body has been determined to be that of Scott Kohn, according to the King County Medical Examiner's office.
   Police do not suspect foul play in the death and are ruling out alcohol and drugs as contributing factors until toxicology reports come back from the medical examiner, according to Det. Krebs, Kirkland Police Department.
   Krebs said Kohn was hanging out with two friends at David Brink Park on Lake Street Monday night when Kohn decided to go for a swim in Lake Washington around 10:30 p.m.
   When Kohn disappeared underwater, his friends thought he was joking around. They returned to his vehicle and waited for him for some time, according to Krebs.
   At about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, a snorkeler swimming near a dock at the park saw a body in 17 feet of water and flagged down a King County Marine Patrol unit. The body was turned over to the Medical Examiner who determined Kohn had died from drowning.
   Police are interested in speaking with a man and his son seen swimming at the park at the same time as Kohn was before he disappeared. Det. Krebs can be reached at 828-1177.