VIDEOS/PHOTOS: An unmanned boat was running in circles off Normandy Park


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An unmanned Boston Whaler boat was circling off Normandy Park late Friday afternoon, Aug. 24.

The Coast Guard told KOMO News that a teen was in the boat doing very sharp turns when he fell overboard. He was able to get to shore safely.

Resident Ron Laiminger told The B-Town Blog that the boat had been circling since around 4 p.m.

“Also I saw the same boat yesterday (Thursday) doing circles in the same area playing around with someone on a Jet Ski,” Laiminger added.

The Coast Guard was on the scene, and a man was able to jump onto the boat and stop it at around 6:30 p.m. before towing it away, most likely to the Des Moines Marina.

Here’s video as shot by KIRO’s Chopper 7:

KING5’s video:

And KOMO’s:

Photos courtesy Dory Hamlyn:

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