About the police search in Alki

Several people have asked about a police search in Alki. They were looking for a missing child who has just been found, safe, minutes ago, according to the scanner.

12 Replies to "About the police search in Alki"

  • annika January 12, 2019 (6:29 pm)

    Oh, thank God!  I was looking for ~ 1/2 hour after I met the boy’s aunt – driving up and down all the north south streets in my old jalopy of a vanagon, calling his name.  Tears of joy!  I wonder where he was found – I just stopped at home to grab a better flashlight and to check the blog.  Thank you WSB for the update!

    • WSB January 12, 2019 (6:54 pm)

      He was found at Lincoln Park.

      • Margaret January 12, 2019 (7:13 pm)

        Thank you for this update. Thank goodness!!! You were in our thoughts and prayers. We were biking the boardwalk/at Whale Tail with our daughter the same age, at the same time as this happened. 

    • Rebekah LaSala January 12, 2019 (8:33 pm)

      I was there and I’ll keep beach walking up and down the beach when the cops made several announcements and I was quite concerned about this child. I wonder how he got all the way to Lincoln Park from Alki Beach. But I am so glad that he is good. Wow. Thank you. Thank God for West Seattle blog updating stuff in real time.

      • Anna January 12, 2019 (9:21 pm)

        He was found at Schmitz Park

        • WSB January 12, 2019 (9:40 pm)

          Schmitz would make more sense, but Lincoln is what was said on the police radio, multiple times, and that’s the only reason I answered that way, and in the span of an hour-plus, a bike rider certainly could make it between the two. I have no way of verifying (until Monday), and it’s immaterial anyway (the call log reflects only where he was reported missing), just glad he’s safe. – TR

  • Anna January 12, 2019 (8:09 pm)

    I’m so glad that the boy was found. I was driving around Alki looking for my neighbor’s dog that got loose after I saw a post on Nextdoor with a picture of the dog. As I was rechecking the post for new info I noticed another post regarding the lost boy at whale tail park. All of a sudden it seemed that the whole neighborhood came outside and started yelling the little boys name. And when the post was updated to say that he was found I felt a huge sigh of relief as the neighborhood fell silent again. A good silence. Also some young girls found the lost dog and brought him home. Thanks everyone. 

  • KD January 12, 2019 (8:23 pm)

    Oh Wow, that quite a distance between Alki and Lincoln Park!

  • Mark G. Turpen January 12, 2019 (10:20 pm)

    We were down at Alki with our three boys at this time. The seattle police were amazing and doing their best to find this little guy.  They had two plus cars searching and making PA announcements on the beach.  They  don’t get enough appreciation for the work they do, good or bad, so this is a huge thank you from a life long west seattle lite and a parent.Thanks seattle police!!

  • annika January 12, 2019 (11:13 pm)

    Again, thank goodness.  I am so grateful for all the people in the neighborhood who were looking, and for the efforts of the Seattle police.   As I was driving around, I heard one of the police officers calling over the megaphone from his car, calling the boy’s name and asking, “Can you hear us?”   Looks like he was found shortly after I left to go searching.  I met his aunt right by Schmitz and 57th, so perhaps he heard her calling.   What a scary situation, so glad he was found!  

  • d January 13, 2019 (7:45 am)

    The boy was on his bike and was found in the south parking lot of Lincoln Park.   We had returned from Alki on bikes and saw two ladies helping him.  We told the ladies to call 911 since there was a search for him on Alki.  

  • annika January 13, 2019 (1:33 pm)

    D, that’s just amazing.  What a distance for him to travel!  Thank you so much for helping, and thank you to the two ladies you saw helping him!  What a blessing.

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