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Spokane Valley man dies after being pulled from water at Post Falls park

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POST FALLS, Idaho -

Update: A spokesperson with Kootenai Health hospital in Coeur d'Alene tells KHQ 25-year-old Michael Williams died Sunday morning after he was pulled from the water in Q'emiln Park in Post Falls Saturday evening.

Williams was taken to the hospital Saturday, after deputies and firefighters responded to the park for a reported drowning.

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A 25-year-old man is in the hospital after nearly drowning in Post Falls Saturday evening.

Kootenai County deputies report Michael Williams of Spokane Valley was swimming at Q'emiln Park when he became distressed a slipped under the water.  Bystanders flagged down a nearby sheriff's boat and an officer dove into the water.

The officer found the victim and brought him to the surface, but Williams is said to have been under the water for over five minutes.

Firefighters performed life saving efforts and were able to get a pulse after about 20 minutes.

Williams was taken to Kootenai Health where he was listed in critical condition.

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