Here’s what the helicopter search was about

2:56 PM: Sorry this took a while, and thanks for all the calls and texts about the helicopter search in the High Point area. We finally found police on the ground to ask – on our second trip to the precinct: A medic call just before 2 pm near Neighborhood House High Point was for a pedestrian hit by a hit-run driver. Police were looking for what was described as a male driver in a silver SUV. Hasn’t been found yet. The victim was not seriously hurt, so far as we know – they weren’t transported by Seattle Fire medic unit – but we’re confirming with SFD.

5:16 PM: SFD says the victim was a boy, “approximately” 13, taken to the hospital by private ambulance in stable condition.

4 Replies to "Here's what the helicopter search was about"

  • Ann August 23, 2017 (3:38 pm)

    Thanks for the information. The hovering of helicopters overhead, especially for an extended period of time, was at the least alarming. Hope the pedestrian is indeed okay and that the driver is found and cited. I turned to the blog when I needed to know and was not disappointed. Again, thanks.

    • Jay Koster August 23, 2017 (4:42 pm)

      It was very, very low over 34th/35th between Holden and Webster for a few minutes. I could see the pilot(s) clear enough that when I waved up, they waved back with a smile.

      Felt a bit like Henry Hill in Goodfellas though.

  • Yma August 23, 2017 (6:23 pm)

    I know from experience – a ‘private ambulance’ ride can be quite costly. Seeing this was a hit & run – is there anyway we, as a community, could help cover the cost?

    • WSB August 23, 2017 (6:40 pm)

      We don’t know anything more about the circumstances here. The city has a contract with AMR and I don’t know how reimbursement/coverage/billing works. If anyone reading this has any idea about whether the injured boy’s family needs help, please comment, or contact us by e-mail.

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