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March 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Man on capsized boat rescued near Vashon Island

The Coast Guard rescued a man after his 14-foot sailing skiff capsized near Vashon Island Saturday morning. The man, reportedly wearing a wet suit and a lifejacket, was taken to Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal where he was met by medics. There were no reports of injuries. “His preparedness may have been the difference between a successful rescue and an unsuccessful rescue,” said a Coast…

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March 25, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Darrington volunteers join ‘aggressive rescue effort’

DARRINGTON – Police threatened to arrest Forrest Thompson, 18, on Sunday after he and a group of friends repeatedly disobeyed orders to stay away from the Oso mudslide site. But this morning, under new standing orders for search-and-rescue volunteers desperate to find loved ones, people like Thompson and his group were allowed to go back to the site…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Darrington, Oso mudslide, rescue

February 12, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Bad weather scrubs efforts to airlift injured backcountry skiers

UPDATE, 12:45 p.m., Wed. | GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Bad weather has scrubbed efforts to airlift two injured backcountry skiers who survived an avalanche that killed two others in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains. Baker County Undersheriff Warren Thompson said Wednesday morning that two National Guard helicopters had to turn back due to low visibility, and…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter, Weather Beat | Topics: backcountry, Oregon, rescue

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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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

December 5, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Woman injured on Mount St. Helens airlifted by rescuers

STEVENSON, Skamania County (AP) — A woman who was injured in a fall on Mount St. Helens was airlifted by rescuers Thursday and taken to a Vancouver hospital. The Skamania County sheriff’s office says 28-year-old Alana McCammon of Vancouver fell into a snow cave Wednesday night at about the 7,000-foot level of the volcano in southwest…

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December 3, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Injured construction worker hoisted off apartment roof

Kent firefighters used an aerial ladder truck and a “Stokes” basket to remove a construction worker who was injured this morning while working at an apartment complex. The worker suffered an undisclosed but non-life-threatening injury while on the roof of the five-story building under construction at West Smith Street and Fourth Avenue North, according to…

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