Updated: Seattle Police’s Harbor Patrol rescued two people from the waters off Shilshole this afternoon. One woman was found clinging to a buoy, and officers discovered a man with the boat about 100 yards from shore, SPD said.
(Aerial images from KIRO-7‘s helicopter.)
Both patients were evaluated on shore by medics, Seattle Fire said. They did not need medical treatment, officers said.
The boaters fell off a Hobie Cat catamaran, and while the man was able to remain with the vessel, the woman — wearing a dry suit — held onto a nearby buoy until rescuers arrived. KIRO reported that they were training for the Australian World Catamaran Championships.