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July 29, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Bellevue’s Chism beach reopens after sewage scare

The swimming area at Chism Beach Park reopened today after tests showed the water was unaffected by nearby sewage overflow. The City of Bellevue closed the swimming area at the beach, located at 9600 S.E. 11th St., yesterday when sewage was discovered in the vicinity of the park. Water-quality tests taken by county officials yesterday showed that…


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July 16, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Power boat operator arrested in fatal Lake Washington crash

Update 11:10 a.m. The Renton man booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide in connection with a fatal boat crash on Lake Washington on Wednesday night has a 2002 conviction for reckless driving , according to King County District Court records. Update 7:42 a.m.: A boat operator involved in a collision on Lake Washington that killed one…


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July 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM

3 teens rescue man in Lake Washington

Three teens rescued a man after they noticed him floating in Lake Washington and brought him back to shore near a Kirkland park Monday afternoon. Bystanders on a dock at Kirkland’s Settler’s Landing Park noticed a man on a paddleboard heading south along the shore around 4 p.m., according to the city of Kirkland. Soon afterward, the…


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May 2, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Fun in the sun! Readers shared summer boating photos

Summer is finally here in the Northwest and what better way to celebrate the season than to get out on the water? Whether it’s kayaking near the Arboretum, water skiing on Lake Sammamish or cruising Lake Union, we asked for your best boating photos. You will need to enable JavaScript in order to view the Gallery.


Comments | More in General news | Topics: boats, Elliott Bay, Lake Union

January 22, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Body of missing man recovered from Lake Washington

The body of a Kenmore man who disappeared Jan. 11 after falling from a boat into Lake Washington was recovered today by the Seattle police Harbor Patrol Unit. The 51-year-old captain of a sailboat off Magnuson Park was among four men aboard when he fell, police said. A search of the area failed to turn up any sign…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: boating accident, death investigation, Lake Washington

January 11, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Search suspended for man overboard in Lake Washington

Update 4:45 p.m.: The Seattle Police Department called off the search for the missing boater at dusk, said spokeswoman Renee Witt. His body was not located and his name has not been released. Update | 12:35 p.m: The Seattle Police Department tweeted an update from the Harbor Unit, indicating officers will continue the search for the man “indefinitely.” The…


Comments | Topics: Lake Washington, overboard, rescue

September 30, 2013 at 11:09 PM

57-foot boat sinks at Lakewood Moorage dock

A 57-foot boat sank in 10 feet of water next to its dock at Lakewood Moorage, at 4500 Lake Washington Blvd. S., late Monday, according to the Seattle Fire Department. No one was injured, and it’s not clear what caused the boat to sink, Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said. Firefighters got the call around 10:20…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: boat sinks, Coast Guard, Lake Washington

August 5, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Eight-foot sturgeon found belly up in Lake Washington

This report is by Mark Yuasa, Seattle Times staff reporter Keith Magnuson who lives in Seattle along the shores of Lake Washington, was waterskiing Saturday when he came across a giant dead fish. “At first I thought it was a shark, but then we figured out it was a large sturgeon,” Magnuson said. Magnuson found the sturgeon…


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