Rescue swimmers borrow canoe to save boater in distress on Kitsap Lake

  • Source: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
  • Published: 03/07/2018 09:08 AM

A man who had apparently fallen out of a boat on Kitsap Lake was rescued by two firefighters who had to borrow a canoe from a lakeshore neighbor. Firefighters from Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue were called to the old boat launch Wednesday morning just after 7 a.m. to help a man in the water. When crews arrived, they could hear the boater calling for help. Two rescue swimmers borrowed a canoe and rowed out to the boat, plucking the man from the water and brought him to shore. He was taken to a local hospital to be checked for hypothermia, but was otherwise OK, officials said. Officials didn't give any details on how the boater ended up in the water.



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