Good Samaritans rescue man off nearby boat

SEATTLE – On Saturday, Nov. 18 just after 8 a.m., crews were dispatched to a water rescue response near the 6500 Blk. of Seaview Avenue NW. There was a report of a wooden boat sinking off shore, with an adult male aboard.

Before Seattle Fire crews arrived, Good Samaritans on a nearby boat saw that the man was in trouble, and quickly came to the rescue. The Good Samaritans rescued the man from the boat, took him to shore, and provided him with dry socks, dry shoes and money for a hotel. Seattle Fireboats and personnel, Seattle Police Harbor Patrol, and the United States Coast Guard were all on scene assisting with the response.

Shortly after the adult male was rescued, the 35-foot fishing vessel sunk into the Puget Sound. The Washington State Department of Ecology was called to the scene for a sheen on the water from approximately 200 gallons of diesel on board the sunken vessel.

The Good Samaritans will be honored with a letter of recognition from the Seattle Fire Chief for their heroic actions.