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Swift water rescue in Bothell

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

BOTHELL – Last Wednesday at 2:20 p.m., crews from the City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S., Northshore Fire Department and Shoreline Fire Department responded to a call for a surface water rescue in North Creek near the 2000 block of 224th St SE.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a 26-year-old man and his dog stuck in the creek.

The man and his wife had been walking their dogs on the trail and their dogs entered the creek and one of them couldn’t get out. The man went into the creek after his dogs and became trapped as well.

Firefighters entered the water using safety flotation devices and rescued the man and his dog.

The man was transported to Evergreen Hospital with injuries related to prolonged exposure to the cold water.

The City of Bothell Fire and E.M.S. strongly urges everyone to be cautious around water.

Heavy rainfall causes our rivers to fill quickly. Swift moving water is extremely dangerous. Emergency personnel warn people not to enter those waters.

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