1 rescued after boat sinks off Shilshole

Updated: A Good Samaritan rescued a boater whose 35-foot fishing vessel sank off Shilshole this morning, Seattle Fire says.

The call came in at 8 a.m. for a sinking boat, and Seattle Fire dispatched its fireboat as well as a full response to the Shilshole Marina area on Seaview Ave. N. Harbor Patrol also responded.

Medics were evaluating the boater on the shore. No word on the person’s extent of injuries.

Seattle Fire says it appears the vessel has sunk. According to the scanner, one of the rescue vessels is going to use their sonar to attempt to locate the vessel underwater.

The WA Department of Ecology responded after a sheen was seen on the water. The fishing boat had 200 gallons of fuel on board.

(Thank you Silver for your help on the story.)

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