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Dramatic water rescue off Shilshole today

January 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

You may have heard an abundance of sirens near the North end of Magnolia earlier this afternoon. Here’s the story from our sister site, My Ballard:

Seattle Police’s Harbor Patrol rescued two people from the waters off Shilshole this afternoon. One woman was found clinging to a buoy, and officers discovered a man with the boat about 100 yards from shore, SPD said. rescue1

(Aerial images from KIRO-7‘s helicopter.)

Both patients were evaluated on shore by medics, Seattle Fire said.  They did not need medical treatment, officers said. rescue2

The boaters fell off a Hobie Cat catamaran, and while the man was able to remain with the vessel, the woman — wearing a dry suit — held onto a nearby buoy until rescuers arrived. KIRO reported that they were training for the Australian World Catamaran Championships.

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