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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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0 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…

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0 Comments | Topics: Lake Washington, overboard, rescue

January 1, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Man pulled from Lake Washington says he lied about woman in water

Update| 1:22 p.m: Police report they are now satisfied that no woman is missing in this incident. Police say the man they pulled from the water this morning told them he lied about a girlfriend or anyone else being in the lake with him. Detectives contacted the man’s girlfriend and she is fine. Police used sonar…

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0 Comments | Topics: Lake Washington, rescue, Spinnaker Bay

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…

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0 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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0 Comments | More in Environment, General news, Sports | Topics: Lake Washington, sturgeon

August 1, 2013 at 10:51 AM

I-90 to close for air show Friday, Saturday and Sunday

We won’t have the Blue Angels at Seafair, but yes, we’ll still have Interstate 90 closed for an aerial display. The I-90 bridge across Lake Washington will close from 1:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday to accommodate the practice and performances of the California-based Patriots Jet Team, according to WSDOT. The six-jet civilian aerial acrobatics team…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: jets, Lake Washington, Seafair

October 31, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Seattle police rescue man from sinking car in Lake Washington

Two Seattle police officers are being credited with rescuing a man who was trapped in a sinking car after he had driven into Lake Washington early Monday morning. Officers Dale Giese and Vanessa Flick went into the nearly 50-degree water with a Seattle firefighter just after midnight to get to the car that ended up about 50 feet…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Harborview Medical Center, Lake Washington, Seattle Police Department

September 14, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Human remains found in Lake Washington

Seattle police pulled a body from Lake Washington this morning. Officers were called to the 2300 block of Lake Washington Boulevard South, in the Mount Baker neighborhood, around 6:40 a.m. after a group of water skiers reported seeing what appeared to be a body about 100 yards off shore, Harbor patrol officers brought the remains to shore and turned the body…

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August 4, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Off-duty lifeguard, 17, pulls man from Lake Washington

Staff Reporter Ken Armstrong A 17-year-old off-duty lifeguard pulled a man from Lake Washington Saturday night and performed CPR before members of the Seattle Fire Department arrived to help, according to KING-TV. The man, 20, was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, KING reported. The off-duty lifeguard dived three times, in about…

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0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: Lake Washington, lifeguard, Seattle Fire Department

July 12, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Man, 32, nearly drowns in Lake Washington

UPDATE 7:00 p.m. | The man is listed in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center. UPDATE 5:30 p.m. | The Fire Department reports via its Twitter account that a 32-year-old man was pulled from the water. He had been swimming off a boat with family members. Rescuers found him in 10 feet of water about 30…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: drowning, Harborview Medical Center, Lake Washington

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