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Shoreline man dies at Winthrop lake

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WINTHROP — A 76-year-old Shoreline man died Saturday afternoon while swimming in Pearrygin Lake northeast of Winthrop.

Charles J. Covello had just gone in the lake for a short dip at about 3:55 p.m. when someone saw him go under and not come back up, said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.

He said the witness believed the man appeared to struggle for a moment before going under.

A diver and a snorkeler who were at the lake retrieved Covello, who…

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