Marina Employee Rescued After Falling in Water

Posted: December 6, 2012

By: Deborah Bach [Three Sheets Northwest]

Seattle police say a man who spent an hour in the waters of Elliott Bay Marina after falling in Monday night is alive because of the actions of officers and a marina employee.

The 67-year-old man, who works at the Seattle marina and lives aboard his boat on J dock, fell into the water as he was about to step on board late Monday evening. A marina guard who’d seen the man heading back to his boat earlier was making his security rounds around 12:30 a.m. when he heard someone calling for help. Earlier, the guard had seen the coworker heading back to his boat.

The guard began searching for the source of the calls for help and heard the person yelling, “Help me, Bill!”

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