Deceased Man Recovered from Ship Canal

Seattle Police Harbor Patrol officers responded with Seattle Fire around 7:12 a.m. this morning to a report of a body floating in the Ship Canal. Harbor officers located the body of an adult man floating in a cove just west of the Fremont Bridge. Officers transported the body to the Harbor Station and called for the King County Medical Examiner (KCME) to respond.

KCME staff arrived and will conduct their own investigation into the identity of the deceased man as well as the cause of his death, both of which remain undetermined.

Cops Beach Boat To Bring Kids Ashore

Harbor Officers helped three kayakers to shore Sunday when their group of 21 people ran into trouble on Lake Union.

Harbor Officers Eric Salisbury and Thoms Monroe responded to a report that a kayak had overturned in South Lake Union at 10:30 am.  Officers found and righted the kayak, and pulled a person from the water, and were advised there was a larger group having trouble navigating the waves and 40 mph winds.

The officers quickly found the group near Gas Works Park being thrown around by waves crashing against a retaining wall.  Several people on the shore were attempting to rescue the 21 kayakers, many of which were boys 8-12 years-old, out of the water. Officers pulled two kayakers from a tandem boat and, after ensuring everyone was out of the water. Harbor Officers still had three people on their boat while the rest of the group was on shore and without and to keep the group together, beached their own boat and brought them ashore.

Officers Salisbury and Monroe called for a second Harbor Patrol which towed their beached boat back into deeper water.

No One Injured After Seaplane Capsizes in Lake Union

Seattle Police Harbor rescued two men from Lake Union after their Seaplane flipped over during taxiing Saturday afternoon.

Police Harbor began hearing other boaters on the emergency radio channel around 12:10 PM. Rescuers were on their way to the incident before the first 911 call was placed. Officers arrived and got both occupants of the seaplane safely aboard.

The pilot indicated that after the seaplane had landed it slowly began to list to one side, eventually causing the seaplane to rollover in the water before he could make it back to the dock.

Police will work with Federal partners to assure a proper investigation. The seaplane was towed toward shore were commercial salvagers are assisting police with the recovery.

Boat Collision on Lake Washington with Two Injured and One Deceased (Update)

(Update) The man piloting the motorboat in last night’s boat collision, a 46 year-old from Renton, has been booked into King County Jail on Homicide by Motorcraft. Further charges may be pending in this ongoing investigation.

A 24 year-old female died as a result of her injuries sustained in a boat collision on Lake Washington that sent two others to the hospital.

Around 10:30 p.m. Seattle Police Harbor Units and patrol officers responded to a reported boat collision which occurred about one-half mile off shore of the 400 Block of Lake Washington Blvd in Leschi.

The two involved boats, a motorboat and a sailboat, were both disabled during the collision. A passing boater towed the disabled sailboat to a dock in the Leschi neighborhood. Firefighters met the victims at the dock, and began treating the injured persons. Sadly one of the passengers on the sailboat died from injuries sustained in the collision. Two others were taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Seattle Police Harbor Units towed the motorboat to the same dock. The Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded to the scene and will be leading the investigation.

Though no arrests have been made, the possibility that alcohol may have been involved in the collision is being investigated.