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January 17, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Toxic algae on Lake Washington shoreline could harm dogs

The Associated Press Health officials are warning people to watch out for toxic algae recently found along some shorelines on Lake Washington. They say the algae could be dangerous for humans and animals. The blue-green scum could make people and animals sick and be fatal to dogs if they ingest large quantities of the water. Public health officials…


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November 29, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Boater rescued on Lake Washington, used cell phone to get help

A 57-year-old man was rescued from a capsized pedal boat in Lake Washington on Saturday afternoon, after he called for help from his cell phone. Seattle police and fire crews responded to the overturned boat at 12:30 p.m., Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said. The phone was in an airtight case. The man was not wearing a life jacket or any…


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November 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Body found in Lake Washington was missing Mercer Island man

Richard Sweezey A body recovered from Lake Washington has been identified as that of a Mercer Island man who went missing after he went out on his boat more than two years ago. Richard Sweezey, 67, drowned on July 20, 2012, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The manner of death is classified…


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October 26, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Power outages cause overflows at 4 King County pump stations

The strong windstorm overnight knocked out power and led to overflows at four of King County’s pump stations, sending wastewater into Puget Sound and Lake Washington, according to the county’s Wastewater Treatment Division. An overflow at the Murray Pump Station, 7015 Beach Drive S.W. in West Seattle, began at 9:40 p.m. Saturday and lasted about…


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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

Seattle Police prepare to tow away a powerboat and sailboat, seen behind Police boat, after they collided about a half-mile from shore near Lake Washington Boulevard and East Jefferson Street on Wednesday evening. The incident left one person dead and two injured. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) Update 11:10 a.m. The Renton man…


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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

Friends enjoy a summer evening floating on Lake Union. 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…


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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…


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