Four Rescued After Boat Overturns Near Des Moines

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The Coast Guard responded to a report of an overturned 18-foot recreational vessel near Des Moines Wednesday evening, March 31st.

According to the Coast Guard, authorities were notified after a person on shore spotted the overturned boat and called 911 at approximately 7:20 p.m.

The Coast Guard launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles, and a response boat from Station Seattle to search the area for possible people in the water.

A South King County Fire and Rescue marine unit crew was first on scene and removed four people from the water at 7:35 p.m.

Conditions of the survivors is unknown, as is the cause of the vessel overturning.

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One Response to “Four Rescued After Boat Overturns Near Des Moines”
  1. Coverofnight says:

    Thank God they were pulled from the water within 15 minutes! Guess it doesn’t take much time to die of exposure in Puget Sound waters. Boaters – please be careful!

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