UPDATE: Water-rescue response at Lincoln Park

6:01 PM: Seattle Fire is sending a water-rescue response to Lincoln Park, land and sea. SFD reports it’s for a “male swimming in possible distress.” Updates to come.

6:05 PM: One of the crews on scene reports they’ve located the person “15 yards out, standing in the water.” … And a moment later, they report he’s “walking out of the water,” so they’re downsizing the response.

6:21 PM: We talked to the incident commander on the scene, who confirmed that the person is fine and was just out swimming.

5 Replies to "UPDATE: Water-rescue response at Lincoln Park"

  • in upper fauntleroy October 16, 2021 (6:09 pm)

    Never heard so many sirens before. Solid for 6 minutes and now silence…🙏🏽

  • Flo B October 16, 2021 (6:58 pm)

    I’m glad people are watching but these incidents are clear evidence they AREN’T paying attention. These unneeded callouts could impact someone truly in need.   

  • eric October 17, 2021 (9:04 am)

    I find it puzzling that people in this area are so careless about hypothermia.

    • TP October 17, 2021 (10:58 am)

      Why do you assume that people are careless about hypothermia? Many people recreation on/in the water daily without issue.

  • Mj October 17, 2021 (6:23 pm)

    Eric – and what made you assume that, I see many swimmers using appropriate gear for the cold water that mitigates the cold?

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