UPDATE: Water-rescue callout at Don Armeni, false alarm; boat sinks next day

6:35 PM: SFD is headed to a water-rescue response at Don Armeni Boat Ramp. Updates to come.

6:40 PM: The response is being canceled. It involves a boat that’s apparently been there for days. No one in trouble.

7:01 PM: Our crew at the scene says some SFD units stayed and are pumping water out of the boat.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: As pointed out in comments, the boat has now sunk below the surface; Stewart L. sent this photo:

We’ll be following up with Parks on Tuesday (after the Monday holiday) to see about plans to remove it,

13 Replies to "UPDATE: Water-rescue callout at Don Armeni, false alarm; boat sinks next day"

  • Scott December 24, 2022 (7:06 pm)

    Feels like these “sinking boat” incidents are always false alarms and, more curiously, draw a huge citywide response of land-based SFD units.

    • WestSeattleBadTakes December 24, 2022 (7:43 pm)

      Until it isn’t. They should draw a response, you know, people drowning isn’t good.

  • Rachel Z December 24, 2022 (7:13 pm)

    The boat has actually been there for at least a week. It sank late Thursday night but was back floating today. It appears it is being moored at Don Armeni.

  • David William Kannas December 25, 2022 (8:07 am)

    I reported this twice more than a week ago. Once to the number at the boat ramp that manages the ramp and once to the non-emergency number for SPD. No interest from either. Wait til it sinks, then respond. Way to go.

  • Doug December 25, 2022 (8:13 am)

    There was coast guard activity N of Lincoln park, but South of Lowman Beach last evening at approx. 4:30PM. In the last light I could make out that they hauled something or someone out of the water. The CG was using a rigid-haul type craft. I observed from the 7300 block of View Ln SW. Wondering if anyone knows more about  this?!

    • Tyler December 26, 2022 (8:05 am)

      This might have been related to an empty kayak I reported floating north off Lincoln Park earlier that day at about 3:45.  Hopefully it just got blown off the beach somewhere.

  • Retired December 25, 2022 (10:50 am)

  • Retired December 25, 2022 (10:52 am)

    Then there is this abandoned sailboat by Salty’s that went down during the last King Tide cycle. 

  • Admyrl Byrd December 25, 2022 (2:01 pm)

    So the 72 hour parking ordinance not apply to the boat ramp?Just joking folks.  Happy holidays!

  • Rachel Z December 25, 2022 (2:25 pm)

    Don Armeni boat sunk, yet again, hours after been pumped out. Hopefully it doesn’t damage the dock. 

  • K December 26, 2022 (10:36 am)

    It appears to be gone this morning, not tied to the Dock.

  • John December 26, 2022 (8:26 pm)

    Walked by there today (Dec 26) at 1:30pm. It was still there, sunk to the bottom. I’m surprised they haven’t put some sort of marker to make it more evident to other boaters. Seems like a hazard.

    • WSB December 26, 2022 (8:44 pm)

      If I am correctly interpreting an exchange I heard a little while ago, there may be some removal activity tonight,

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