UPDATE: Vehicle and trailer in the water at Don Armeni Boat Ramp

1:56 PM: Thanks for the tips. Police are at Don Armeni Boat Ramp because of what you can barely see in this photo – a submerged vehicle. From talking to police, and from area resident Stewart L., we’re told this was a mishap with a vehicle and trailer rolling into the water in the process of launching a boat. The boat’s OK; the vehicle and trailer are submerged. A tow truck is there but the driver says he needs a different truck to make the retrieval, so that won’t be happening for a while. No injuries reported.

3:20 PM: Commenter Kalo reports the vehicle (a pickup) and trailer are now out.

4:06 PM: Thanks to K for posting that photo in a comment below.

23 Replies to "UPDATE: Vehicle and trailer in the water at Don Armeni Boat Ramp"

  • Jay September 28, 2022 (2:16 pm)

    Bummer. Glad everyone is okay.

  • 937 September 28, 2022 (2:22 pm)

    Any chance we’ll see this on YT under boat ramp fails?

    Sorry trailer sailor – that sucks.

  • Graciano September 28, 2022 (2:34 pm)


  • Jort September 28, 2022 (2:54 pm)

    Again we see the remarkable impact that personal vehicles have on our natural environment. If this had been an “RV,” the comments section would have been calling this the greatest ecological disaster in Seattle history. But it’s just a car, so, “oopsie daisy!” and “that’s an expensive mistake!” 

    • K. Davis September 29, 2022 (5:21 am)

      Ah, the impotent anti-car fringe weighs in with its typical spin … 

      • Jort September 30, 2022 (2:12 pm)

        Somehow we’re an “impotent” anti-car “fringe” but also we’re the all-powerful war-on-cars bicycle lobby that controls all Seattle transportation policy. I can never figure out which one we are. Hmm, maybe neither?

    • CARGUY September 29, 2022 (10:21 am)

      😆 I’m pretty sure the WS blog community is using the “JORT” name to troll us all. I don’t think its a single person. Whoever is wanting to get a kick out of the comment section that day just uses the name JORT.

      • WSB September 29, 2022 (12:36 pm)

        Only a handful of people – easily detectable – have tried to pose as Jort over the years.

    • Hammer in Hand September 30, 2022 (6:37 am)

      But what if it were a hi bred Metro bus with a bike rack… Water and Electricity don’t mix 

  • Kalo September 28, 2022 (3:14 pm)

    Truck and trailer out now.

    • WSB September 28, 2022 (3:19 pm)

      Thank you for the update!

  • JSBM September 28, 2022 (3:26 pm)

    That looks like a somewhat new truck, so hope he’s not underwater on his loan.

  • John September 28, 2022 (3:28 pm)


  • flimflam September 28, 2022 (3:43 pm)

    Oof. That’s quite a situation to find yourself in.

  • Nora September 28, 2022 (3:44 pm)

    Set your parking brakes, folks!

    • Marty September 30, 2022 (10:19 pm)

      “Like a Rock”

  • Justin September 28, 2022 (3:54 pm)

    I guess he wanted an even more direct route to downtown than what the West Seattle Bridge offered. I respect the effort. 

  • K September 28, 2022 (3:57 pm)

    • WSB September 28, 2022 (4:05 pm)

      Thank you!

      • Dean September 28, 2022 (4:52 pm)

        Must be one of those new truckboat. Looks like it still not perfected. 

  • Also John September 28, 2022 (5:20 pm)

    For Sale:   Lightly used Chevy pickup truck.  Low miles.  Never in a collision.  Recently cleaned inside and out.

  • Mj September 28, 2022 (5:27 pm)


  • Rick September 29, 2022 (8:53 am)

     A friend used to live in the condos across from the ramp. Sittin’ on the deck drinkin’ margaritas with non-stop entertainment every summer.  

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