Coast Guard death near Fauntleroy ferry dock

Heard all the sirens this afternoon, drove by but couldn’t tell what was going on — now it’s posted at the P-I site and on the local Coast Guard site: A CG petty officer died off Fauntleroy after some kind of accident involving one of those boats we saw at Don Armeni last week. (UPDATE: Thanks to Nic Templeton for sending photos taken from Lincoln Park during the rescue attempt, including the one below; a little hard to tell in the afternoon-sunshine glare but at left on the dock, you see Seattle FD vehicles; at right alongside the dock, a Coast Guard boat.)


3 Replies to "Coast Guard death near Fauntleroy ferry dock"

  • Gunnar March 26, 2007 (11:48 am)

    From the Seattle Times:

    A 25-year-old U.S. Coast Guardsman died Sunday after falling overboard near Vashon Island.

    The petty officer, whose identity was withheld pending notification of relatives, apparently hit his head during the fall.

    He was rescued from the water in less than a minute and taken by ambulance from the Fauntleroy ferry terminal in West Seattle. He was pronounced dead at Harborview Medical Center.

    Coast Guard officials said he was a crew member on a 25-foot rapid-response boat assigned to patrol passenger-ferry routes.

  • Keith March 26, 2007 (11:54 am)

    This sad story leads me to a question: is Harborview the closest hospital/ER to West Seattle?

  • Forest March 26, 2007 (1:32 pm)

    Keith –

    Only Harborview has a regional trauma center for critical medical emergencies. Its trauma center handles cases for the states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.

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