One rescued in Renton after car ends up in Lake Washington

RENTON, Wash. — A woman was rescued after her car ended up in Lake Washington at the end of Gene Coulon Memorial Park in Renton.

Renton police first tweeted about the incident at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and said that person was reported to be treading water.

Renton firefighters believed that there could be two people in the water, with only one visible.

Rescue swimmers and a dive team were deployed, according to the fire department.

A short time later, Renton Regional Fire Authority said swimmers reached the person in the water and brought them to shore. That person said they were the only one in the car.

Crews performed a search and confirmed no one else was in the lake.

Pictures taken by a photographer at the park showed the victim was a woman.

She was evaluated by medics and then taken to a hospital.

Renton police said it is not yet known how the car ended up in the water.