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November 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Coast Guard rescues boater in distress off Anacortes

Ferry traffic out of Anacortes is delayed after the Coast Guard was called to help a sailboat in distress. Coast Guard Petty Officer Katelyn Shearer said they were called to help a boater who was struggling to sail his vessel in the high winds and nasty weather off of Anacortes. The 16-foot vessel was “beset by weather,” she said. “They were…


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October 26, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Burien canoe thief takes voyage on Puget Sound without a paddle

A canoe thief got himself into trouble Saturday night when he launched himself onto Puget Sound without a paddle, according to Burien police. The 20-year-old man walked onto someone’s beachfront property in Seahurst and stole a 10-foot canoe, police said. When the man saw that there were no paddles in the canoe he improvised by using a…


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October 20, 2014 at 10:53 AM

No fuel spilled from yacht sinking near Sequim

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — A 67-foot yacht that sank Friday off Dungeness Spit near Sequim did not spill any of the 700 gallons of diesel on board. The wooden Lady A remained floating at the surface. Itwas salvaged over the weekend and towed to Port Angeles. The salvagers told the Peninsula Daily News the ribs in…


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October 17, 2014 at 1:09 PM

2 rescued before 67-foot vessel sinks near Dungeness Spit

The Associated Press SEQUIM — The Coast Guard says a 67-foot recreational vessel with 700 gallons of diesel on board sank Friday north of Dungeness Spit after a man and woman were rescued. There is no report of a spill. The Coast Guard says the Washington Ecology Department is working with the owners to see if the…


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October 17, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Container ship from Washington adrift off British Columbia

The Associated Press HAIDA GWAII, British Columbia — A container ship on its way from Washington to Russia lost power overnight and is drifting Friday off the north coast of British Columbia. The Canadian Forces’ joint rescue co-ordination center in Victoria says the Simushir is about 10 miles off Haida Gwaii. Acting Sub. Lt. Ron MacDougall says there are…


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October 14, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Oregon beachgoers form human chain to rescue swimmer

The Associated Press NEWPORT, Ore. — Beachgoers in Oregon helped pull a struggling swimmer to shore by forming a human chain after she and seven others were stranded on a rocky outcropping during high tide. Five people in the group remained on the rocks near Depoe Bay and were rescued one-by-one by a Coast Guard helicopter Saturday,…


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September 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Man arrested after swim at Colman Dock

Update at 2:47 p.m.: A 45-year-old man who jumped into the water off Colman Dock and swam out to one of the ferry piers, preventing a ferry from docking on time, was arrested on investigation of second-degree malicious mischief, according to Seattle police. State law says that a person can be charged with second-degree malicious mischief if they…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Weather Beat | Topics: Coast Guard, Colman Dock, ferry

September 7, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters at Willapa Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard used an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter Saturday night to rescue two boaters near Willapa Bay who were stuck in the mud trying to walk their 12-foot aluminum skiff to shore. The Coast Guard crew, stationed at Astoria, Ore., were called in to help free a 67-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman who left their…


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August 12, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Coast Guardsman suspected in Bellingham death hangs himself

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A Coast Guardsman identified as a suspect in the slaying of a 59-year-old Washington  woman has been found dead in an apparent suicide in a remote area near Show Low, Ariz., authorities said Monday. The U.S. Marshals Service said deputy marshals located Michael G. Arnold, 33, of Boise, Idaho, on Saturday at a…


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August 4, 2014 at 5:54 AM

Coast Guard rescues man after boat catches fire near Neah Bay

The Associated Press The Coast Guard said Sunday it rescued a severely hypothermic man clinging to his partially submerged life raft off Washington state’s northwestern tip after his boat caught fire and he abandoned it. The man had been on the raft for nearly an hour when an agency helicopter hoisted him up around noon and…


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