UPDATE: Water-rescue response off Emma Schmitz Overlook

(Added: WSB photo)

12:58 PM: The big SFD/SPD response to Beach Drive SW is because someone spotted a paddleboard offshore, unoccupied, and is worried someone might be in trouble. Updates to come.

1 PM: Responders are saying the paddleboard appears to be tied to buoy(s). No person(s) in sight.

1:15 PM: Call’s closed, and crews were gone by the time we arrived in the area a few minutes ago.

4 Replies to "UPDATE: Water-rescue response off Emma Schmitz Overlook"

  • Rhonda Porter September 23, 2019 (1:06 pm)

    The paddleboard is tied to a buoy. A neighbor used it to bring their boat in for the winter. Everyone is safe! 

  • jeff September 23, 2019 (1:16 pm)

    There was also what looked like two open cockpit news helicopters that flew at least twice  back and forth toward Vashon Island.  Might be two separate events.  

  • Laurel September 23, 2019 (1:25 pm)

    Any news on the WS ferry, travelling up and down the sound with huge response, including two helicopters and several small boat? 

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