Everett Fire Department Rescues 8 People Stranded in Snohomish River

September 1, 2011

Everett, Police Blotter

Everett Fire crews check over one of the 8 people stranded in the Snohomish River

The Everett Fire Department pulled four wet people out of the Snohomish River last night  after the dingy they took to escape a distressed boat capsized. According to Everett Fire Batallion Chief Roger Westlund, they received a call of a boat in distress around 10:30pm.  A pleasure craft had become disabled and was taking on water and drifting in the Snohomish River near Dagmar’s Landing. Apparently four people got out of the distressed boat and into a dingy and tried to make it to shore. That dingy overturned, putting all four into the water. Meanwhile another four people were still on the boat in the river. One engine company was able to locate the four people from the overturned dingy and bring them safely to shore. Meanwhile, another engine company brought three other people into shore while the captain of the pleasure boat stayed with his drifting ship. The Everett Police boat responded and was able to secure that boat before it drifted into Port Gardner Bay and tow it back to Dagmar’s Landing. One person, who had been in the water, was transported to an Everett hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Everyone else was okay. Everett police were investigating whether drugs or alcohol were contributing factors to the boat getting into distress in the first place.

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