Early-morning helicopter search along Duwamish River

3:28 AM: A few people have asked about a low-flying helicopter doing loops along the northeastern side of West Seattle. We checked the flight tracker and it showed a Coast Guard helicopter that came down from Port Angeles about 2:15 am. A Coast Guard spokesperson we reached by phone told us they’re searching for someone who might have jumped into the river – the West Seattle low-bridge operator spotted an abandoned car that was still warm, with the keys in it, and possibly heard a splash, so they called for aerial help in searching, and the search is still ongoing.

10:40 PM: For those wondering, we haven’t been able to find out any followup information so far, but hope to on Monday.

4 Replies to "Early-morning helicopter search along Duwamish River"

  • pelicans May 21, 2022 (4:37 am)

    Am praying for who ever, if anyone, went off the low bridge…

  • Grateful May 21, 2022 (8:08 am)

    Thank you to the bridge operator for looking out for lost souls.

    • Hopeful May 22, 2022 (12:00 pm)

      Grateful for this too. But souls aren’t just simply lost. Hope this person will be found okay.

  • Brendan Smith May 21, 2022 (10:49 am)

    Any updates on this? My Roomate drive by this abandoned vehicle mid low bridge about 115am on his way home from work. Hopefully it isn’t what it looks like and was just a stolen vehicle abandoned opposed to a suicide bridge jumper…

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