Water Rescue in Elliott Bay Marina

UPDATE 2 p.m.- June 23–At 11 a.m. the Fire Alarm Center received a 911 call from the Coast Guard reporting a man clinging to his boat in the Elliot Bay Marina somewhere between Piers 86 and Pier 91.

The man reported being knocked overboard while deploying a fender on the side of the vessel.

Deck crews from the Ferry Boat Wenatchee launched a high speed rescue boat and plucked the man from the water. The man was wearing a lifejacket and handheld VHF marine radio to communicate his distress call. He was in the water for approximately 10 minutes when he was rescued. The crew of the Wenatchee took the patient to the nearby Coast Guard vessel.

The Coast Guard transported the man in his 30’s to Fire Station 5 located along the Seattle Waterfront where Medics were waiting to evaluate his condition. The man was cold but had no apparent injuries. AMR transported him to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.

The vessel engines were running and the 39-foot-boat hit the rocks on the breakwater and sank. The Seattle Fire Boat secured the vessel from moving and booms were set up to prevent any oil or fuel from leaving the scene.

The Coast Guard has taken control of the scene. A private company has been contacted to initiate the salvage operations.