Rower Rescued After Boat Flips In Snohomish River

May 16, 2022

Everett Fire

This in from Everett Fire regarding the rescue of a rower who fell out of his boat in the Snohomish River this morning.

Photo provided by Everett Fire.

Just after 8:00 a.m., Everett Fire was dispatched to a water rescue for a male who capsized in the Snohomish River near the Dagmar’s Marina in the 1800 block of Ross Avenue.

The victim, an 80yo male who is an experienced rower, called 911 stating his rowing shell had capsized. The subject, who stated he was not injured but was cold, floated down the river for a few minutes until he made it to a wood pylon near the shore, where he waited to be rescued.

Everett Fire launched their drone to assist with aerial coverage for the search and rescue on the river, while Everett Fire’s Marine Team launched their Inmar boat to rescue the victim. The victim, who had been in the water for approximately 30 minutes, was safely moved into the fire boat and brought to shore for medical evaluation.

Medic 5 and Aid 2 transported the patient to Providence Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for hypothermia. He has since been released from the hospital.

Firefighters were able to secure the rowing shell.

Everett Police also responded and assisted on the scene.

This incident is a good reminder to the community to wear their life jackets when on the water.

In 2021, Everett Fire received a grant of $47,393.00 from the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Contributions Fund that allowed us to purchase two drones to be used in emergency operations. This resource has proven to be a valuable tool for aerial operations on incidents such as this call. Everett Fire would like to again thank the Tulalip Tribes for their generosity with this grant.

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