About last night’s U.S. Coast Guard helicopter search off West Seattle

Several people asked us about a helicopter search off the west-facing West Seattle shore late last night. Flight trackers showwed it was a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. We checked with USCG Public Affairs just now and they told us they had responded to a salvage company’s report of a “red flare” in the area. They looked from both air and sea, and found nothing, nor could they get other confirmation of a sighting, even from Washington State Ferries, and no one was reported missing, so the search was eventually called off.

4 Replies to "About last night's U.S. Coast Guard helicopter search off West Seattle"

  • John July 3, 2021 (10:28 am)

    Thanks for the follow up you guys :) I hope someone wasn’t setting off a flare to celebrate the 4th of July People need to realize that’s no better than pulling a fire alarm

  • Here July 3, 2021 (10:49 am)

    There were a lot of booms and fireworks at the same time, it could have been related.

  • M.B. July 3, 2021 (2:19 pm)

    Given the barages folks have been hearing, probably a firework. Lovely waste of money on nonsense if that turns out to be the case.

  • Question Authority July 3, 2021 (5:32 pm)

    The CC is already on duty and ready and willing to respond, if you ever need help at sea be grateful they dont pick and choose who needs help.  

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