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November 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Body found in Lake Washington was missing Mercer Island man

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 as…

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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

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.

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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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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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