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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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June 30, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Kite-boarder rescued off Golden Gardens Park

A kite-boarder in distress was rescued this afternoon from the water off Golden Gardens Park, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The department received a 911 call around 4:45 p.m. from someone on shore reporting that a kite-boarder was in trouble in the water. Before firefighters arrived, a private boat reached the man and he was towed to safety by 5:02…

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June 23, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Man rescued from sinking boat near Elliott Bay Marina

A man was rescued from a sinking boat this morning near the Elliott Bay Marina, according to the Seattle Fire Department. At 11 a.m., the Coast Guard reported a man was clinging to his 35-foot boat near the marina somewhere between Piers 86 and Pier 91. A boat from a Washington state ferry arrived and pulled the man from the…

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June 3, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Oregon deputy, teen rescued from dangerous surf

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A deputy sheriff on Southern Oregon’s coast who spent 45 minutes battling the surf and keeping a teenager’s head above water was described as delirious and losing consciousness when rescuers were finally able to pull the two from 50-degree water. Deputy Terry Brown was hospitalized in critical condition Monday, but he and…

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April 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Montana man dies in Port Townsend capsizing

The Associated Press PORT TOWNSEND — A Montana man died after a small sailboat capsized Sunday near Port Townsend. Police says 57-year-old Stephen I. Halpin of Huson, Mont., was sailing with his wife and another woman in a gathering of dinghies known as SCAMP boats when their vessel overturned. Another sailor picked up the three from the water, and…

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August 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Medics resuscitate man pulled from Lake Union

A man thought to be in his 50s was pulled from Lake Union Saturday night and taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said. The man had been swimming off a boat when he disappeared from view, Moore said. Some time later he came to the water’s surface, face-down….

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August 14, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Stranded boater rescued from island in Snohomish River

A boater who became stranded on a small island in the Snohomish River has been rescued, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. The man’s boat apparently hit a snag in the river and overturned this afternoon, tossing him in the water, the sheriff’s office says. The man, who was wearing a life jacket, made his way to a…

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May 5, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Sunny weather, but also two deaths on area waterways

Western Washington residents flooded parks and picnic areas Sunday to take advantage of the glorious May weather. But the sunny skies also led to a string of rescues and two deaths as adventurers took to area lakes and streams. Temperatures hit a high of 83 degrees around 4 p.m. at Seattle Tacoma International Airport, just a few degrees…

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October 5, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Man rescued from water near Ballard Bridge; has life-threatening injuries

A man in his 50s was rescued from waters near the Ballard Bridge Friday evening with life-threatening injuries, according the Seattle Fire Department. A boat from the Seattle Police Department’s Harbor Patrol rescued the man and brought him to the shore near the bridge around 6:30 p.m., according to Seattle Fire. After medics treated the man…

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