Topic: Discovery Park
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October 18, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Two hikers and their small dog spent nearly two hours stranded on a 120-foot cliff in Discovery Park in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood Friday night before being rescued, according to a Seattle Fire Department news release.
The couple had hiked down to the beach and were walking in the sand when the tide came in, forcing them up a steep, muddy trail, where they waited for the tide to go back out. Unfortunately for them, the sun set first, and they couldn’t find their way back down, the release said.
Around 7 p.m., a technical-rescue team from Magnolia Engine Company 41 arrived, lowering rope lines from above to the hikers, while the Chief Seattle Fire Boat pulled in below them and King County Sheriff’s Guardian One responded by air, the release said.
A Seattle police officer hiked up from the fireboat and was able to reach the stranded hikers and lead them down. Medics examined them and determined they were uninjured.
October 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM
UPDATE AT 10:53 A.M.: | Police say the death was a suicide.
ORIGINAL POST: Authorities say a man’s body has been found in Seattle’s Discovery Park.
Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said officers were called around 7:30 a.m. by a man who said he found the body a half-hour earlier, but it took him some time to get to a phone.
Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said the body was ”in the southwest corner of the park, near the meadow.”
Police are investigating.
July 20, 2012 at 7:07 AM
Otherwise, it’s going to be cooler today and through the weekend with temperatures in just the mid- to upper 60s, although no rain or drizzle is expected. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
Discovery Park shootings: In yet another shooting in Seattle involving young people, two teens were wounded in Discovery Park this morning. Police say one of the victims knew the shooter. What’s going on in this city?
Cafe Racer grand reopening: The cafe where four people were gunned down and one wounded has been repaired and spruced up and will celebrate its reopening at 8 a.m. today. We’ll be there and bring you a story and photos.
Chihuahua nabbed: A couple of teens tried to walk away from an animal shelter in Olympia Wednesday, but the caper was stopped in its tracks by shelter workers and some patrons. The Olympian reports that the would-be thieves had put the pup in a backpack and strolled out of the Thurston County Animal Services. A customer who was at the shelter followed the suspects and snatched the backpack away from the girl. The Chihuahua, Machoman, was unhurt.
Speaking of dogs: A woman had to be rescued in a Port Townsend park after she climbed part way down a 200-foot embankment to get her dog and got stranded. Her yells alerted folks on the beach below who called rescuers. All ended well.
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