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Girl recovering from severe injuries after boat accident on Lake Tapps

Posted July 16, 2021
PIERCE COUNTY, WA -- A 9-year-old girl suffered serious injuries Monday evening in a boating accident on Lake Tapps in Pierce County, according to Q13 FOX Seattle. The incident occurred when another person operating a nearby boat snagged the towline of the girl's inner tube, forcing the line to snap and causing the girl...
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Teenager hospitalized after near drowning in Kent’s Lake Meridian

Posted June 30, 2021
KENT, WA -- A teenage boy was rescued Tuesday evening after almost drowning in Lake Meridian in Kent, according to KOMO News. Medics with Valley Regional Fire Authority arrived at the lake off Kent-Kangley Road on Kent's East Hill at around 7:40 p.m. Prior to their arrival, witnesses had managed to pull the boy...
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23-year-old paddleboarder hospitalized after falling into Star Lake

Posted June 27, 2021
KENT, WA – A 23-year-old was hospitalized after he fell into a lake in Kent on Friday evening, according to KIRO 7. The incident occurred when a man on a paddleboard fell into the water of Star Lake without wearing a life jacket. Emergency crews performed resuscitative efforts on him, then transported him to...
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Coast Guard rescues 3 from burning yacht in Puget Sound

Posted May 5, 2021
PORT ANGELES, WA - The Coast Guard rescued three people from a yacht that caught fire in Puget Sound on Tuesday evening, KOMO News reports. A fire broke out in the 48-foot vessel's engine room while it was about a half mile from shore, and five miles east of Port Angeles. The three men...
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Tugboat crash causes $250k of damage in Gig Harbor

Posted March 16, 2021
GIG HARBOR, WA - A tugboat collided with three homes and caused an estimated $250,000 in property damage on Monday morning after its pilot allegedly fell asleep at the helm, Q13 Fox reports. No one appears to have been injured. The United States Coast Guard says that while the pilot may have been asleep...
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86-year-old woman drowns when boat sinks in Yakima River

Posted August 31, 2020
KITTITAS COUNTY, WA – An 86-year-old woman drowned in the Yakima River after the boat she was on capsized last Thursday, according to KIMA. Linda Zee, 86, was one of three people who were thrown into the water after their pontoon boats hit some logs in the river and began taking on water. The...
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Seattle Coast Guard hit with laser while conducting search-and-rescue

Posted August 19, 2020
POINT WELLS, WA – A Seattle Coast Guard crew was hit by a laser beam on Monday night while they were conducting a search-and-rescue operation near Point Wells. According to KOMO News, the crew was hit by the blue laser sometime Monday night while they were in the cabin of their 45-foot boat. Members...
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