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September 15, 2014 at 8:49 AM

2 with severe burns after boat engine explodes

PORT ORCHARD (AP) — Authorities say a man and a woman were hospitalized with severe burns after a boat engine exploded near Blake Island Sunday evening. KOMO reports several people were aboard the boat when a mechanical malfunction in the engine caused it to backfire, triggering a small explosion. Authorities were alerted just before 5 p.m. of…


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January 21, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Female body washes ashore on Blake Island; identity not known

A female body was found on a Blake Island beach Tuesday afternoon after washing ashore, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Someone walking on the beach on the southeast side of the island reported finding the body around 3 p.m., spokesman Scott Wilson said. The sheriff’s office responded and recovered the body, then turned it…


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May 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Body of Kitsap spear fisherman found off Blake Island

Divers Monday evening located the body of  missing 59-year-old spearfisherman Gerard Martin Hall in the area off Blake Island where he disappeared Sunday morning. Kitsap County Deputy Scott Wilson said 16 Navy divers, half from Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor and half  from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport, assisted the search and located Hall’s…


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May 20, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Search halted for the night for spearfisherman missing near Blake Island

update: 9:26 p.m. Darkness forced rescue crews on Sunday evening to abandon the search for a 59-year-old spearfisherman who went missing while diving in Puget Sound off  Blake Island. Gerard Martin Hall, of the central Kitsap Peninsula, was reported missing at 11:49 a.m. when he surfaced after diving, called for help, and then disappeared under the water. Coast…


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