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Police: Presumed Madison Park drowning victim found safe at home

Photo from KOMO News Radio Reporter Elisa Jaffe

SEATTLE, Wash. - A man who was presumed drowned after diving into the waters near Madison Park on Sunday night has been found safe at home, police said Monday.

Rescue teams from Seattle Fire and Police Department's spent hours searching the waters near Madison Park for a young man who went in, but wasn't seen coming out Sunday night.

Seattle Fire officials confirmed a man in his 20s was diving off the high dive board at Madison Park on Sunday at about 9:15 p.m., but apparently did not resurface.

After two hours of searching the water without luck, Seattle fire officials said he was presumed drowned and the search continued for his body.

But on Monday morning, police confirmed that the man was found safe at home.

It wasn't immediately clear whether he knew teams were searching for him. Patrick Michaud of the Seattle police said it appears the person who called 911 failed to see the man get out of the water and leave.

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