UPDATE: Water-rescue response off Harbor Avenue – false alarm

11:03 AM: Seattle Fire has sent a “water rescue response” to the Seacrest/Don Armeni area after a report of a diver possibly in trouble 50 yards offshore. First land units haven’t been able to confirm it yet. Updates to come.

11:06 AM: “No emergency, no missing diver” – this involves a boater and a net somehow mistaken for someone in trouble, per emergency radio. The dispatch is being canceled.

4 Replies to "UPDATE: Water-rescue response off Harbor Avenue - false alarm"

  • Guy Olson September 7, 2020 (11:57 am)

    14 units responded, put the Jitterbug down grandpa!

  • just wondering September 7, 2020 (1:08 pm)

    This was still a better outcome than a recovery!

  • Vine September 7, 2020 (2:27 pm)

    There have been six false alarm responses in West Seattle so far in 2020 that were reported on the WSB. What makes you think “grampa” made this one, that’s an ageist thing to say, could have been reported by someone of any age.

    • WSB September 7, 2020 (5:17 pm)

      This one, in fact, came from “multiple” reports, per the dispatcher – whatever was happening with that boater and net, it looked alarming to multiple people.

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