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April 26, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Friday Memo: Maple Valley fire … 14-hour swim … Mariners actually win

Woman critically injured in Maple Valley house fire: The fire broke out about 3:30 a.m. The woman’s husband broke a window and was able to get out. Firefighters found the woman inside, but she had no pulse. They administered CPR and revived her and took her to the hospital.

Hey where’s the sun. OK, we may have some today, but we’re in for some rain this weekend. What, did you think the nice weather would last forever?

Hey, they won one! Mariners get a powerful return home with 6-0 win over Angels

Dan Suski and his sister Kate, a Seattle architect, survived after the boat they were on sank.


Dan Suski and his sister Kate, a Seattle architect, survived 14 hours in the water after the boat they were on sank.

She swam for 14 hours! The Seattle woman who swam with her brother some 14 hours after their boat sank in the Caribbean has a story to tell.

She says this in today’s story:

“You come face to face with understanding your own mortality … We both processed the possible ways we might die. Would we drown? Be eaten by a shark?”

Army pilot from our state killed in Afghanistan: Army helicopter pilot Aaron Blanchard, who grew up in Selah in Yakima County, was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan, his mother says. Blanchard, 32, was killed by missile fire. He had been in Afghanistan for just a week. The Yakima Herald-Republic has the story.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:

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  3. Seattle woman and brother swim nearly 14 hours after boat sinks
  4. Shipwrecked Seattleite, brother swim 14 hours to safety
  5. Critics of micro-apartments calling for a moratorium

Memo light: Crankshaft | By Tom Batiuk and Chuck Ayers

Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com

Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: 14-hour swim, Maple Valley fire, Mariners win


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