Women Rescued by Firefighters after Tree Falls on Pool

Firefighters rescued a female in her 60’s who was hit by the top of a 100 foot plus tree that fell on top of her while swimming in a community pool.

The pool accident occurred at 2:14 p.m. in the 13000 block of 25th Ave NE. When firefighters arrived the female was under the tree but conscious and able to breath. Firefighters assisted the patient by lifting her to the pool deck. Medics evaluated her injuries.

AMR ambulance transported the female to Northwest Hospital with a possible arm fracture and head injury. She was in stable condition.

None of the approximately five other people in the pool were injured.


Car into a Building in International District


February 3–A 92-year-old female was transported to Harborview Medical Center to be evaluated after running her sedan into the front door of a business in the International District.  At 1:27 p.m., firefighters were called to reports of a car into the building with a possible person trapped in the 800 block of South Weller Street.

When firefighters arrived they found the female driver was not trapped. Medics evaluated her and did not find any visible injuries. AMR transported her to HMC to for further examination.

The car broke the glass to the front doors of the building but did not cause any structural damage.

Seattle Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident.


Late Night Water Rescue off Seattle Aquarium

January 6—the Seattle Fire Department’s Marine Emergency Response Team rescued a 27-year-old intoxicated male from the waters off the Seattle Aquarium.

At 11 p.m. a caller reported to dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center that a male had jumped 25 feet from the pier into the water near Pier 59. When firefighters arrived in the 1400 block of Alaskan Way they found a male who had jumped into the water and swam to a rock formation and pulled himself out of the water. The man was cold, wet and trapped.   According to the NOAA website, the water temperature in Elliott Bay was 49.8 degrees.

Technical Rescue Team divers entered the water to make sure the man was safe. The Seattle Fire Boat used it’s skiff to navigate the pylons of the pier structure to rescue the man who was trapped.  The rescue operation took about half-an hour.

The man was transported to waterfront Fire Station 5 where Paramedics evaluated him. Medics used a c-collar and backboard to stabilize the man after he complained of back pain. Also, the patient was experiencing symptoms of the cold water.

AMR transported the patient to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition.