UPDATE: Water-rescue response at Alki

8:41 PM: Seattle Fire is sending a water-rescue response – by land and sea – to 62nd/Alki, where “someone appears to be drowning,” according to the dispatcher’s description of what was called in. Updates to come.

8:46 PM: This involves a vessel of some type. The Coast Guard also is responding.

8:50 PM: An SFD fireboat is reported to have arrived an is “making contact” with the person in the water. The person is reported to NOT be in distress, so most of the responding units are being dismissed.

(Added: Photo by David Hutchinson)

8:55 PM: The person who was in the water has been brought on board an SFD boat.

8:59 PM: Thanks to those who’ve emailed (the photo above is from Kevin) noting that, as is usual in incidents like this, some SFD units went to Don Armeni Boat Ramp (usually as standby for possible transfer of a patient brought in by boat).

7 Replies to "UPDATE: Water-rescue response at Alki"

  • ~hockeywitch~ July 18, 2021 (8:49 pm)

    How scary for the person in distress and the witnesses. I hope they are able to get to the person in time…listening to the scanner.. 

  • Admiral resident July 18, 2021 (8:51 pm)

    Heard sirens on Admiral Way headed toward Alki at 8:49 pm.

  • John July 18, 2021 (8:55 pm)

    Looks like it’s a kite-boarder.

  • Al King July 19, 2021 (7:06 am)

    WSB. Any chance for an update on what happened?

    • WSB July 19, 2021 (7:57 am)

      Only additional detail is that SFD said person did not need to be taken to hospital.

  • Treehugger July 19, 2021 (7:13 am)

    The boat ramp entry gate was locked by SPD and SFD didn’t have a key. They finally found some bolt cutters to open it. Thankfully this time the swimmer was rescued in time!

    • Just wondering July 19, 2021 (1:54 pm)

      I would think SFD would have the same keys as SPD!

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