UPDATE: Water-rescue response off Alki, quickly canceled

9:35 PM: Seattle Fire is dispatching a water-rescue response by land and sea for what’s described as two paddleboarders struggling 500 to 600 yards off Alki Beach. Updates to come.

9:41 PM: Rescuers have made contact with the paddleboarders, they’ve told dispatch, and they’re “not in distress” – they’re on their way to shore. So most of the response is being canceled.

4 Replies to "UPDATE: Water-rescue response off Alki, quickly canceled"

  • Lucy July 7, 2022 (9:37 pm)

    I was watching those paddle boarders earlier. They were awfully far out. Two on the same board. Looked like perhaps they got caught in the current.

    I hope they get back to land safely and warm up soon.

  • Kimberly July 7, 2022 (9:41 pm)

    Sending prayers for a successful rescue

  • Scubafrog July 7, 2022 (9:49 pm)

    I’m so glad they’re ok :)  Fantastic response time, SFD

  • CarDriver July 8, 2022 (6:41 am)

    Were they yelling for help? How was it determined they were in distress???

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