Woman suffers medical emergency and dies in homeless camp in downtown Olympia

  • Source: Olympian
  • Published: 12/03/2018 12:50 PM

A woman died in a homeless camp in downtown Olympia Sunday night after suffering a medical emergency, according to Olympia fire and police officials. Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock is aware of the death, but has yet to identify the woman, he said Monday. About 7:10 p.m. Sunday, Olympia fire crews were dispatched to a homeless camp in the area of Franklin Street Northeast and State Avenue Northeast. A man had suffered a seizure, Assistant Fire Chief Mike Buchanan said Monday. It was after treating that man that crews were alerted to a woman suffering from severe respiratory distress about 7:35 p.m Sunday, he said. Aid was administered, but soon they had to perform CPR to revive the woman. She eventually died at the scene, Buchanan said.


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