Suspected drownings reported in Lake Washington, Eagle Falls during heat wave

Officials said rivers are still about 48 degrees despite record-breaking temperatures across western Washington.

SEATTLE — Authorities have responded to several drownings across western Washington as record-breaking heat hits the region.

A heat wave began last week with temperatures in the 90s for three straight days across the Puget Sound area. Cooling is expected to begin Wednesday, but temperatures will remain in the 80s for much of the region through the weekend.  

The Renton Police Department responded to a possible drowning at Gene Coulon Beach on Lake Washington early Tuesday morning. People were using flashlights to search for a friend in the water

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