Topic: Lake Union
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August 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM
A man thought to be in his 50s was pulled from Lake Union Saturday night and taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said.
The man had been swimming off a boat when he disappeared from view, Moore said. Some time later he came to the water’s surface, face-down. Others on the lake pulled him to a boat and began CPR, Moore said. They then brought him to a small dock at 1050 Fairview Ave. E., where medics with the fire department were able to resuscitate him.
Medics were able to get “good vitals,” including a strong pulse, Moore said. It’s not known how long the man had been under water.
July 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM
A boat fire Wednesday night at a Lake Union marina was caused by an electrical or mechanical failure in the engine compartment, Seattle fire officials said.
No one was injured.
At 7:13 p.m., 911 calls reported smoke pouring from a boat under a covered moorage in the 2400 block of Westlake Avenue North. Crews found heavy black smoke coming from the back engine compartment. The Seattle Police Department’s Harbor Patrol Unit poured water from the Lake Union side while firefighters took on the fire from land, according to the fire department.
Within 15 minutes, the fire was under control and it was extinguished within 45 minutes.
Ninety firefighters responded to the fire.
May 4, 2013 at 5:35 PM
The blue skies over Seattle were marred by dark smoke from a fire that broke out around 2:15 this afternoon in a warehouse at 1443 North Northlake Way.
Firefighters were at first concerned about the possibility of a toxic spill when they found containers of nickel cobalt, a green, acidic material used in metal plating.
Nothing got into nearby Lake Union, but firefighters cordoned off a block-long area to protect people from fumes, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.
The fire was caused by electricity arcing from equipment, and damages are estimated at $150,000.
March 5, 2013 at 8:31 AM
The organizers of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at Lake Union have launched a fundraising campaign for this year’s celebration.
Seattle-based One Reel has struggled to raise funds for the Family Fourth at Lake Union show for years. This year, major sponsors include Starbucks, King-5 TV, seattlepi.com, Talking Rain, the Seattle Weekly and local radio stations: Kiss-FM, KUBE-93 and KIRO-97.3 – but there is always a need for additional donations. Washington Mutual served as the title sponsor from 2002 until the bank collapsed in 2008.
“We are needing about $400,000 at this point,” said Aubrey Bergauer, spokeswoman for One Reel. The fundraising campaign begins today and ends March 31.
Bergauer said that if the funds are not locked down by March 31, the Fourth of July celebration will not happen.
“We begin outreach behind the scenes each year immediately following the 4th of July, but ultimately the annual April deadline will always be a reality,” according to the non-profit organization’s website.
November 25, 2012 at 10:27 AM
By Staff Reporter Tan Vinh
Seattle police shot and wounded a man they say had fired into a crowded Lake Union nightclub parking lot Sunday morning. He was wounded, police said, after he pointed a gun at the detectives.
Near the scene, a 26-year-old man flagged down police. He said he had been shot in the parking lot. It’s unclear who shot him.
Both men were taken to Harborview Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. After the suspect is released from Harborview Medical Center, where he is under guard, he will be booked into the King County Jail, police said.
The shooting took place in the lot near Citrus nightclub, in the 1000 block of Fairview Avenue North. Club security had earlier called 911 to tell police there might be trouble at closing time, police said.
About 2 a.m., gang-unit detectives monitoring the situation from across the street, “saw a 22-year-old male suspect open fire into the crowded parking lot,” police said in a news release.
More than than one person may have been firing a gun, police said. Only one suspected gunmen was taken into custody.
As is standard procedure, the officers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave. A Firearms Review Board will be convened to determine if the shooting was within department policy.
November 25, 2012 at 9:32 AM
Weather: Look outside this morning, and you won’t see much. Fog has coated the area, but sun is expected to break through soon. Highs in the 40s. Here’s the forecast.
Shooting overnight outside Lake Union nightclub: Seattle police shot a man who they say had fired a gun into a crowded nightclub parking lot at 1000 Fairview Avenue North. The suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said. Another man, who fled the scene and later flagged down an officer, was taken to Harborview after telling police he had been shot. Read more.
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June 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM
Seattle fire investigators say a boat fire on Lake Union Saturday night was caused by cooking oil that ignited and spread through the cabin of the 40-foot vessel.
The owner, who lives aboard the craft, said the wake from a speeding boat caused the oil to spill from the pan she was using. The woman was not hurt, and is being assisted by the Red Cross. Damage is estimated at $250,000.
During the fire, the Seattle Harbor Patrol towed the boat from the marina where it was moored into the open lake to prevent the flames from spreading. Seattle Fireboat Engine One and firefighters on shore extinguished the blaze.
June 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM
Seattle police and fire crews battled a fully involved boat fire on Lake Union near Gas Works Park that began about 8:30 p.m. No one was injured, but a woman who lives aboard the 40-foot pleasure boat is being helped by the Red Cross, according to Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Helen Fitzpatrick. A Seattle police boat towed the burning boat away from other vessels in the area. The Coast Guard has been notified, due to potential pollution from the diesel-powered boat. Fitzpatrick said the cause of the fire was not immediately known.
March 12, 2012 at 9:11 PM
Eight people on a crew boat were pulled from the frigid waters of Lake Union by Seattle police on Monday evening after a windstorm threw the rowing team out of its shell.
An additional four people in a second shell were also assisted by SPD Harbor Patrol Unit when they capsized right next to the Harbor Station on the north end of Lake Union.
Police were originally called around 6:30 p.m. Monday by a “frantic” coach from Lake Union Crew, according to the SPD blotter item written by spokesman Jeff Kappel.
“SPD Harbor Unit officers sprang into action immediately and launched two boats to speed to the scene,” Kappel wrote.
The rescue effort was difficult because it was dark, there was “significant wave action” and most of the people in the water were wearing dark clothing, Kappel wrote.
While officers were assisting those eight, another crew boat rowed into the “relatively calm waters in front of the Harbor Patrol Station” Kappel wrote. The four people in that boat were being “assisted by officers when they capsized the vessel.”
Ultimately, all 12 people were recovered from the water and brought into the Harbor Patrol Station to warm up.
December 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM
Weather: Light rain and chilly through the weekend. Good time to stay inside and sip a cup of hot cocoa. The details. Speaking of staying inside, if you slept in this morning and missed the lunar eclipse, just check out our photos of the moon: Clouds part of a view of the total lunar eclipse.
Traffic: The map and the cams. Not much traffic today!
It’s been a busy weekend for police and other rescue personnel.
Five pedestrians were hit by a car in Fremont early this morning. Check out the details from The Seattle Times and our news partner, Fremont Universe.
One person died Friday night in a house fire: 1 dead in house fire near Seattle Pacific University.
This morning, rescuers pulled a man out of the water in Lake Union. More details coming on The Blotter.
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