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September 13, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Rope rescue at Discovery Park

UPDATED: Seattle police and fire personnel rescued a “possible intoxicated person” up an embankment at Discovery Park early Sunday night. The rescue effort began around 5:55 p.m., when reports came in of two people stuck about 60 yards down from the top of the cliff.  Rescuers reached the pair at about 6:35 p.m. One person was able…

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September 2, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Spanaway couple caught in Ocean Shores rip current

The Associated Press OCEAN SHORES — A husband and wife from Spanaway barely survived a rip current at an Ocean Shores beach. KBKW reports emergency responders answered a 911 call on Monday afternoon and found a 44-year-old man on the beach having difficulty breathing. He said his wife was caught in a rip current and he went to…

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August 25, 2014 at 6:22 AM

Hiker rescued after fall on Mt. Adams

YAKIMA (AP) — The Yakima County sheriff’s office says a hiker who fell and injured himself on Mt. Adams on Sunday has been rescued. The 39-year-old hiker was transported to the White Salmon Hospital early Monday. Lt. Brian Winter reports the man called for help at about 1 p.m. Sunday after falling in boulders on Mt. Adams…

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August 4, 2014 at 5:54 AM

Coast Guard rescues man after boat catches fire near Neah Bay

The Associated Press The Coast Guard said Sunday it rescued a severely hypothermic man clinging to his partially submerged life raft off Washington state’s northwestern tip after his boat caught fire and he abandoned it. The man had been on the raft for nearly an hour when an agency helicopter hoisted him up around noon and…

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July 31, 2014 at 5:46 AM

Ill teen rescued by helicopter on hike near White Pass

The Associated Press YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima County sheriff’s office says a 16-year-old girl on a church group hike near White Pass fell ill Wednesday and had to be rescued by helicopter. The sheriff’s office says she was hoisted aboard a King County helicopter and flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Her parents were notified…

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July 30, 2014 at 6:35 AM

Wednesday Memo: Gas Works shooting … Holocaust gun comment … Dramatic rescue

Gas Works Park shooting: Seattle police officers shot a man in Gas Works Park early this morning. The man reportedly approached the officers and threatened them with a broken bottle. This story is developing. Gun debate: A gun lobbyist reportedly made inflammatory remarks referencing the Holocaust, which the Jewish Federation of Seattle says…

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July 30, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Hiker hoisted to safety after fall near Shelton

SHELTON (AP) — A hiker who fell down a steep embankment beneath Washington state’s highest bridge was hoisted to safety in a dramatic rescue operation Tuesday. A team from several Mason County agencies found the 25-year-old Bremerton man under High Steel Bridge, about 20 miles northwest of Shelton. Mason County sheriff’s detective William Adam says the man…

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June 29, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Hiker, rescue volunteer die at Pilchuck Falls

A hiker and a man who attempted to rescue the hiker fell to their deaths at Pilchuck Falls in Skagit County on Saturday, according to the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office. At about 9:40 p.m. Saturday, sheriff’s deputies from Skagit and Snohomish counties, along with Skagit County search and rescue personnel, were called to the scene near Lake Cavanaugh with…

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