Two boating collisions on Lake Washington occurred over busy weekend

Aug 22, 2022, 5:09 PM
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(Photo courtesy of SPD)
(Photo courtesy of SPD)

Seattle Police investigated a hit-and-run collision between two boats, and a second collision between a boat and a personal watercraft, this weekend on Lake Washington.

Saturday after 9 p.m., a 911 caller reported a boat sinking in Lake Washington near Madrona Beach. Arriving officers located three male and four female passengers aboard the victim vessel. Seattle Fire Department medics transported five passengers to Harborview Medical Center for apparently non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses said the driver of the suspect vessel collided with the smaller victim boat and then fled the scene. SPD’s Harbor Unit searched for the hit-and-run boat, but could not locate it.

Shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, 911 callers reported a boat taking on water in Lake Washington near Seward Park. A 17-year-old girl driving a motorized personal watercraft crashed into a boat, causing the boat to begin sinking. All involved parties safely swam to shore on their own and no injuries were reported.

SPD’s Harbor Unit reminds all boaters, swimmers, and paddlers to always follow water safety rules and guidelines.

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Two boating collisions on Lake Washington occurred over busy weekend