King County Water Taxi crew member honored for heroism

(Seattle Times photo by Mike Siegel, used with permission)
That’s Frank Massaro, a King County Water Taxi crew member who just won a special commendation from the U.S. Coast Guard. He was on board the Rachel Marie – the West Seattle-serving vessel that’s currently in a shipyard for repairs after last month’s downtown seawall crash – when he rescued a man from the water near Pier 50, the KCWT’s downtown dock. Full story in this report from the Seattle Times (WSB partner).

4 Replies to "King County Water Taxi crew member honored for heroism"

  • ad October 20, 2010 (12:10 am)

    Sometimes I wish this site had a “Like” button. :)

  • E October 20, 2010 (9:51 am)

    What a great guy – leaping 20 feet off that dock into that water takes a very selfless strong person.

  • SA October 20, 2010 (11:53 am)

    He should run for congress

  • Sonoma October 20, 2010 (6:14 pm)

    Just from the photo, you can tell he’s not the type to seek the spotlight. That’s the best kind of hero. Thanks, Frank!

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