Bainbridge blotter | Wind and rough water

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter.


1:52 p.m. Emergency dispatchers called for a water rescue of a sailboarder off of Point Monroe. There were multiple callers and one person reported there were two people in the water.

Two members of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department met police at the Queen City Yacht Club and the police department’s marine unit got underway at 2:09 p.m.

Shortly after getting underway, 911 dispatchers said there was a third possible boater in distress near Illahee. A few moments later, it was determined that the sailboarder off Point Monroe was the only water rescue requiring a response.

By the time the paddle boarder was contacted at 2:28 p.m., winds from the south were steady at 25 knots, with 30-knot gusts. The water had approximately 3-foot swells with constant white caps.

The sailboarder declined assistance and was able to make it back to shore by paddling. Police stood by until the man was safely ashore, then returned to Eagle Harbor.

More in News

Local police chiefs condemn actions of Minneapolis police officers

Law enforcement agency leaders throughout Kitsap County have penned a letter excoriating… Continue reading

Sound Publishing launches grant program for local businesses

Sound Publishing is launching a new program to help local companies spread… Continue reading

Kitsap County releases ‘playbook’ for reopening, details four phases

The Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center released a recovery playbook earlier this… Continue reading

State gives Kitsap County the ‘OK’ to move on to Phase 2

The Washington State Department of Health has quickly approved Kitsap County’s variance… Continue reading

No new cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap County Wednesday

Countywide confirmed cases stand at 162, positive test rate is about two percent

Wedding bells ring for couple

Wedding bells ring for couple Katherine Elida Warren and Sandhira Himath Wijayaratne… Continue reading

COVID-inspired resolution finds little support on council

A resolution warning of risks to democracy and civil rights because of… Continue reading

Kitsap candidates file for 2020 election

Kitsap County will have a Primary Election in 2020, with several candidates… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Mystery visitor

Selected items from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. WEDNESDAY, MAY 6… Continue reading

Most Read