Updated: Teen dies after apparent drowning at Birch Bay residence

A teenaged girl was resuscitated by emergency responders from Bellingham, Ferndale and Blaine in the afternoon on Memorial Day after an apparent drowning. Assistant chief Joe Noonchester stated the teen was transported to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. She was later transported to a hospital in Seattle where she died the following day.

The victim, Autumn Latour, 14, was from Mill Creek.

Ed. note: Citing information provided by North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR), the original version of this story reported that the incident took place at the Driftwood Inn Motel located at 7394 Birch Bay Drive. The address was later corrected by NWFR. According to fire chief William Pernett, the incident took place at a private residence at 7398 Birch Bay Drive.

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