rescue Section

Big emergency response in Normandy Park for possible drowning victim

Big emergency response in Normandy Park for possible drowning victim

If you saw or heard emergency activity near Normandy Park early Tuesday evening (Sept. 11), it was most likely from a rescue operation for a possible drowning victim. Despite a large response though, medics... [Read more]

Man dead, woman critical after boat capsizes near 3 Tree Point Sunday

Man dead, woman critical after boat capsizes near 3 Tree Point Sunday

Coast Guard air and boat crews rescued one woman and recovered a man’s body after their 15-foot paddle boat was reportedly beset by weather off the shores of Burien Sunday morning, Jan. 21. “I... [Read more]

Man in 80s apparently jumps off Des Moines pier, resulting in huge response

Man in 80s apparently jumps off Des Moines pier, resulting in huge response

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: There was a huge police/emergency search and rescue mission for an elderly man who apparently jumped from the fishing pier near the Des Moines Marina on Tuesday... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; body found in airport restroom; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #67 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Meet ‘Valentino,’ a Beaver rescued at Three Tree Point on Valentine’s Day

Meet ‘Valentino,’ a Beaver rescued at Three Tree Point on Valentine’s Day

Story & Photos by Maureen Hoffmann Meet “Valentino” the Beaver… One local resident quipped, “It takes a village to heal a beaver.” For several hours on Valentine’s Day afternoon, nearby... [Read more]

Washington State Patrol Trooper rescues suicidal man over I-5 overpass

Washington State Patrol Trooper rescues suicidal man over I-5 overpass

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that Trooper John Pierce – with the assistance of officers from the Tukwila Police Department and an off-duty Seattle Police officer – pulled a suicidal man... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Video Released of Dramatic Rescue of Burien Boy from Wallace Falls

FOLLOWUP: Video Released of Dramatic Rescue of Burien Boy from Wallace Falls

UPDATE MONDAY 5/21/12: The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office released the following video showing their dramatic, successful rescue efforts to save a 13-year old Burien boy from a narrow rock just... [Read more]

Owner Of Hoarded Dogs Rescued In Burien Is Veteran AKC Dog Show Judge

Owner Of Hoarded Dogs Rescued In Burien Is Veteran AKC Dog Show Judge

Screengrab from a video of a rescued Chihuahua. by Scott Schaefer As we previously reported (read our coverage, including photos, here), a Burien house was raided Oct. 6, where 38 dogs were rescued, nine... [Read more]

UPDATE: Dogs Rescued From Burien Basement Need New Homes, Donations

UPDATE: Dogs Rescued From Burien Basement Need New Homes, Donations

Two of the 29 surviving rescue dogs that need new homes. by Ralph Nichols Twenty-nine small dogs found in cages in a Burien basement last week need new homes – and persons interested in adopting them... [Read more]

These Two Rescued, Emaciated Burien Dogs Definitely ‘Deserve Better’

These Two Rescued, Emaciated Burien Dogs Definitely ‘Deserve Better’

Last week, a group called “Dogs Deserve Better” helped rescue two emaciated, chained-up dogs from a home in Burien. With the help of Officer Adam Easterbrook and the folks at Five Corners Veterinary... [Read more]

Four Rescued After Boat Overturns Near Des Moines

Four Rescued After Boat Overturns Near Des Moines

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... [Read more]

Coast Guard Rescues Man Near Maury Island

Coast Guard Rescues Man Near Maury Island

According to The Seattle Times, a man was rescued by the Coast Guard from the waters north of Maury Island Thursday afternoon. Apparently the Coast Guard received a distress call around 1:30pm from the... [Read more]