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July 12, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Helicopter crash-lands in Puget Sound off Kingston

Update 6:55 p.m. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office has offered more details about Saturday’s helicopter crash near Kingston. There were three people, the male pilot and two women, aboard the helicopter that crashed into the Puget Sound. The pilot, a 79-year-old man from Kirkland, and a woman whose age and city of residence weren’t released were treated by medics on scene. The…

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July 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Girl, 11, missing off Long Beach; 9-year-old brother rescued

UPDATE, 10:20 p.m. The Coast Guard has suspended its search for an 11-year-old girl who was reportedly swept out to sea while swimming. The Coast Guard said it conducted seven hours of searching, covering more than 59 square miles. Corrected version The Associated Press LONG BEACH — Authorities say an 11-year-old girl is missing in the Pacific Ocean…

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June 23, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Man rescued from sinking boat near Elliott Bay Marina

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…

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June 19, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Prank caller launches 3 costly Coast Guard searches

The Coast Guard is searching for a prankster who the Guard says has made a series of fake distress calls since last month. According to a news release, rescuers were dispatched around 11 p.m. on May 31 to a may-day call reporting five people abandoning the fishing vessel Bristol Maid in Lilliwaup Bay, Hood Canal, because of a fire….

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March 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Man on capsized boat rescued near Vashon Island

The Coast Guard rescued a man after his 14-foot sailing skiff capsized near Vashon Island Saturday morning. The man, reportedly wearing a wet suit and a lifejacket, was taken to Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal where he was met by medics. There were no reports of injuries. “His preparedness may have been the difference between a successful rescue and an unsuccessful rescue,” said a Coast…

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March 21, 2014 at 6:14 AM

Icebreaker Polar Star returns to Seattle today from Antarctic

The Associated Press SEATTLE — The Coast Guard says the icebreaker Polar Star is returning to Seattle Friday after a 108-day deployment to help resupply McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The vessel broke a 12-mile lane of ice up to 10-feet thick, clearing the way for a tanker and cargo ship. In January, the Polar Star also was dispatched to…

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January 9, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Coast Guard evacuates two men from ship near Alaska Peninsula

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two men aboard a Hong Kong-flagged ship located near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula, close to the Aleutian Islands, have been flown to a Seattle hospital for treatment of severe burns. The Coast Guard says in a statement that the two were injured Tuesday when working on the boiler system…

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November 23, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Two men rescued in Shilshole Bay at 4 a.m.

Two people were rescued in Shilshole Bay early Saturday after one fell off a 40-foot sailboat and the other ended up in the water trying to help. Three friends spent about 45 minutes trying to get the two men back on the boat, then called 911 at about 3:30 a.m., said Sue Stangl, Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman.  The two men…

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October 21, 2013 at 11:09 AM

5 crewmen rescued from burning ship

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Five crew members have been rescued in the western Aleutians after their ship caught on fire. KMXT reports the five were picked up by a Good Samaritan vessel, the Seattle-based Aleutian Beauty. The crewmen are expected to arrive later Monday in Adak. The crewman were aboard the 59-foot Western Venture, which…

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