Manikkalal Subramaniam, who was from Kerala, India, had gone to watch the Blue Angles Show with his family.
(This post was updated on August 7, 2019, at 9 pm.)
Manikkalal Subramaniam, an Indian American Infosys employee who was on life support after he was pulled from Lake Washington, died on Wednesday afternoon, the American Bazaar has learned.
The Kerala-born tech professional had a heart attack while watching the US Navy Blue Angle Show and drowned in Lake Washington, near Seattle. He was pulled from the waters unconscious after his 7-year-old son reported that his dad was missing.
Subramaniam is survived by his son and wife, who is pregnant.
Arrangements are being made to fly his body for cremation in Kerala.
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Manikkalal Subramaniam had gone to enjoy the US Navy Blue Angle Show on Lake Washington, along with his wife and son, over the weekend. The event, which features a fleet of US Navy planes speeding and maneuvering through the sky, attracts many visitors each year.
Subramaniam and his 7-year-old son were swimming in the lake, as they enjoyed the evening out. Though both father and son were swimming on the shallow end of the lake on Sunday, suddenly bystanders noticed Subramaniam’s son screaming for his dad who was nowhere to be seen.
However, it may have been a bit too late because by the time he was found he had already spent more than 10 minutes unconscious underwater. When he was pulled from the lake, there was no heart and it was revived through cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Subramaniam was rushed to the hospital and is currently at Overlake Hospital, Bellevue, Washington. He remains in a critical state. According to social media messages posted by a friend, the doctors have not much hope.
The family is undergoing tough times as his wife, Asha, is eight-weeks pregnant, and, according to friends is undergoing an emotional trauma. She fainted upon hearing the condition of her husband and was shifted to the emergency unit of the hospital.
Subramaniam works as a technology architect at the Indian information technology giant Infosys. In Washington, he is working on a Boeing project.
The family originally hails from Kayamkulam, a town in the Alappuzha district of Kerala. His mom lives alone in Kerala and at this time of crisis the family does not have immediate relatives here in the United States.
Lake Washington is a freshwater lake near Seattle.