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.

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