Teen Dies in Shoreline After Drinking Hard Liquor and Energy Drinks With Friends

A 17-year-old boy from Stanwood died early Saturday morning at a friend's house in Shoreline

A 17-year-old boy from Stanwood died early Saturday morning after he and two friends, both 18-year-olds, were consuming hard liquor and energy drinks while playing video games, Shoreline Police Sgt. Katie Larson said.

The three young men were drinking and playing video games when the victim apparently passed out and was lying face down on the floor, Larson said.

It was some time later when his friends realized he hadn't moved and saw something was seriously wrong and called 911. 

A Shoreline Police officer was first on the scene at a home in the 170 block of 4th Ave. N.E. after dispatch received a call at 2:39 a.m. The officer, who was equipped with an automatic electronic defibrillator, assessed the scene and started aid but it was too late.

The 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by Shoreline Fire paramedics.

The exact cause of death is pending an autopsy by the King County Medical Examiner's Office. 

The King County Sheriff's Major Crimes unit is conducting an investigation into the teen's death. 


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