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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…

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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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August 1, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Lost Canadian sailboat found off Ocean Shores

The Associated Press OCEAN SHORES — The Coast Guard says a sailboat that was reported missing July 11 off of British Columbia was found capsized Thursday about five miles northwest of Ocean Shores. There was no sign of 69-year-old Paul Clark, who sailed alone out of Prince Rupert, B.C., earlier in July on his way to Port…

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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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