Coast Guard rescues teenagers from a sinking boat off Bainbridge

The Coast Guard pulled two teenagers from a sinking boat off the south end of Bainbridge Island Tuesday night.

Officials said Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report of a possible person in the water at approximately 6:55 p.m. Nov. 19, and a 45-foot response boat was dispatched from the Seattle station to search the waters between Bainbridge and Illahee State Park in east Bremerton.

An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Port Angeles that was on a training flight was also diverted for the search.

Personnel from Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department and the Bainbridge Island Police Department also joined in the search.

The aircrew aboard the Dolphin located a 10-foot boat with two teenagers aboard, and found their boat was taking on water.

The teenagers were taken aboard the Coast Guard boat and transported to Fort Ward, where local emergency medical services were waiting.

The teenagers were then taken to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton to be treated for hypothermia.

The Bainbridge fire department moored the boat in Eagle Harbor.


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