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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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May 19, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Dog rescued from Kennewick ravine

The Tri-City Herald Two emergency responders using ropes and harnesses were lowered into a ravine to rescue a dog south of Kennewick. Firefighters from Benton Fire District 1 and the Kennewick Fire Department were called out early Saturday to help the dog from a washed out area behind the Zintel Canyon Dam, said Capt. Devin Helland with…

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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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