Adrift sailboat retrieved by King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Rescue Dive Unit


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The King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Rescue Dive Unit helped retrieve an errant, drifting sailboat from bashing into some homes off Standring Lane in Burien’s Shorewood on the Sound neighborhood on Thursday, Nov. 1.

Police say the sailboat dragged anchor, then went aground near the waterfront homes in Burien.

They were able to pull the boat to deeper water, and tow it to Des Moines to meet the owner all before the tide went out.

“Please remember to check and double check your mooring, dock, anchor lines for the pending weather,” police added.

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