With limited details available at press time, authorities with North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) confirmed that a man collapsed and died at Birch Bay Waterslides around 1:30 p.m. on July 18. He was a victim of an apparent heart attack.
Bystanders as well as a handful of on-site Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) at the park, located at 4874 Birch Bay–Lynden Road, performed CPR on the man until responders arrived.
The incident took place outside of the water. The man later died on the scene, said NWFR division chief Henry Hollander.