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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 18, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Rescued: 4 Washington residents stuck in Oregon snow

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore.  — Marion County sheriff’s search teams have rescued four southwest Washington men who lost their way en route to Bagby Hot Springs in Oregon’s Mount Hood National Forest and got their rented SUV stuck overnight in more than a foot of snow. Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Baldridge says rescuers found the four Tuesday afternoon,…

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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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