Two men are recovering today thanks to the quick action of Harbor Patrol officers yesterday evening on Lake Washington.
On Tuesday, at approximately 5:35 pm, Harbor Patrol Boat 6 responded to a 911 call of an overturned sailboat and two people in the water on Lake Washington, just north of Leschi. Harbor 6 responded, as well as a couple of patrol cars from the land side. Harbor 6 arrived and located the two men, both 60-years-old, in the water. One man was on the overturned hull section of the sailboat and the other was clinging to the boat. Both men were visibly shaking from exposure to the cold water. The officers aboard Harbor 6 pulled the men out of the water and brought them aboard the patrol boat. The officers provided them with blankets and transported them to the waiting Seattle Fire Department medics at the Madrona dock.
Seattle Fire evaluated the men and determined they did not need further medical aid. The officers aboard Harbor 6 returned to the overturned sailboat, righted it, and towed it back to the Leschi dock. The officers then assisted the men with securing their sailboat in the dock area.