A man was rescued from a sinking boat this morning near the Elliott Bay Marina, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
At 11 a.m., the Coast Guard reported a man was clinging to his 35-foot boat near the marina somewhere between Piers 86 and Pier 91. A boat from a Washington state ferry arrived and pulled the man from the water. He was then transferred to a Coast Guard vessel.
The Coast Guard took him to the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Station 5 on waterfront, where medics were evaluating his condition.
A Seattle Fire Department news release said the boat’s engines were not working properly and boat hit the rocks on the breakwater and sank.
A Seattle fire boat has secured the vessel from moving and booms are being set up to prevent any oil or fuel from spreading into Elliott Bay.