Forest Grove Fire: One person dies at Hagg Lake

Washington County

Not clear at this time if a medical emergency led to the death

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Despite efforts from a paramedic, a man died at Hagg Lake Tuesday evening, officials told KOIN 6 News.

Matthew Johnston with Forest Grove Fire said the person who died was either a triathlete or was training with triathletes. Johnston said it was not clear if the person drowned or had a medical emergency that became a drowning.

The paramedic began CPR as soon as the person was brought to the shore, but Johnston was not clear on how long that may have taken. The person — later identified as Christopher Farmer — died at the scene.

No further information is available at this time.

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