Harbor Unit Helping with Search of Two Individuals in Lake Washington

Officers with the Harbor Unit assisted with the search of two people in two separate incidents yesterday on Lake Washington. As of this posting, neither particular person has been situated and the search continues.

The primary name occurred Sunday at 5:30 PM simply north of Andrews Bay. A gaggle of individuals have been on a pontoon boat after they determined to take a swim. In accordance with witnesses, one particular person, a male in his twenties, seemed to be in misery. 4 folks swam to the male and tried to carry him again to the boat, however he slipped via their grasp and went underwater.

Divers from Seattle Police, Seattle Hearth Division and Mercer Island Police Division responded and carried out quite a few searches however didn’t find the male. The search will resume Monday morning.

The second incident occurred on Sunday at roughly eight:40 PM simply east of Seward Park. Witnesses reported feminine passenger onboard a ski boat fell overboard into the water. The operator of the boat jumped in and tried to rescue her, however acknowledged that he was unable to take action.

Patrol officers and Harbor arrived and started a search. Seattle Hearth additionally arrived and divers from each SPD and SFD entered the water to look. A Coast Guard helicopter additionally assisted.

After checking for 2 hours, the search was suspended resulting from darkness and tough waters. The realm was marked, and divers will resume their search Monday morning.