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September 18, 2013 at 11:17 AM
PORT ANGELES (AP) — Help clean a beach, get a free beer.
That’s the deal for volunteers Saturday at the Pourhouse craft beer taproom in Port Townsend.
Volunteers have to register with the Marine Science Center in the parking lot. They’ll be assigned to a beach and asked to record what kind of trash is collected. The information will be compiled as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day, The Peninsula Daily News reports.
Volunteers who bring the trash and information back to the Pourhouse will get one free beer.
August 5, 2013 at 12:26 PM
UPDATE 1 p.m.: | The Renton woman whose body was found on a Grayland area beach Sunday has been identified as Annie Banh, 36. The Pacific County coroner’s office said her death has been ruled an accidental drowning. Her daughter, who was found in a car surrounded by the advancing tide, was unhurt, and has been taken to relatives.
The Associated Press:
GRAYLAND, Wash. — Officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a Renton woman’s body on an ocean beach — as her 8-year-old daughter was in a car swamped by the incoming tide.
Pacific County Coroner David Burke said indications are the woman’s death was an accidental drowning. Her daughter was not hurt.
KING5 was told by the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office that the 36-year-old woman parked the car on the beach in Grayland on Sunday and told the girl to stay inside. The woman said she was going fishing.
Someone walking on the beach found the woman’s body Sunday afternoon, and the child was found in the vehicle, which had become surrounded by water as the tide came in.
Sheriff Scott Johnson said there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play.
July 27, 2012 at 11:01 AM
The Associated Press
A 5-year-old girl was stung by a jellyfish while playing in the water at a Puget Sound beach in Edmonds near the ferry terminal.
Firefighters treated the resulting rash Thursday with warm water and vinegar, and the girl did not have to be taken to a hospital, according to Snohomish County Fire District 1spokeswoman Leslie Hynes .
The Daily Herald reports Edmonds beach rangers believe the girl was stung by a lion’s mane jellyfish. Sally Lider with the city’s parks department says jellyfish typically start to wash ashore in midsummer. She says, “You can get stung even if the jellyfish has died.”
June 28, 2012 at 6:37 AM
Weather: It’s clear now, but the Weather Service says to expect rain by 11 a.m. Nice sunrise this morning, though, and by some accounts we could reach 71 degrees. (Ignore the chart to the right.) Rain likely tomorrow and Saturday, and expect rain or showers on Sunday. Oh, great. Preliminary numbers show that June has been colder that normal so far, by a couple of degrees. As if we didn’t know. (Contrast that with the rest of the country, where more than 1,200 heat records have fallen in the past week!) The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
The Super Guppy: It’s cool that we’re getting the space shuttle Full Fuselage Trainer for the Museum of Flight, and while we’ve said it before, we’re still fascinated by the look of the plane that’s bringing the trainer to Seattle. The Super Guppy — what an appropriate name — doesn’t look like many planes out there. See a bigger photo and Seattle Times staff reporter Jack Broom’s story today.
Recovery of ranger’s body today? Another attempt to recover the body of Mount Rainer National Park ranger Nick Hall could happen today, weather and avalanche conditions permitting, according to the National Park Service. It’s been a week since Hall fell to his death during a rescue of climbers who had fallen into a crevasse. Recovery attempts could be further delayed by weather conditions tomorrow if his body is not brought down today.
Body on beach identified: The body found on the beach at Ocean Shores earlier this week is that of 14-year-old Chester Jellesed of Westport, according to the Grays Harbor coroner’s office. The teen had been wading in the surf when he was swept away June 12.
Arrest in Ellensburg arsons: There have been five arsons in Ellensburg of late, and now the authorities there think they may have their guy. They have arrested a 20-year-old Ellensburg man in connection with the fires that began back in April and caused $325,000 damage to two houses, a food bank and a barn. The Daily Record in Ellensburg has the story.
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