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Seattle police rescue 2 men and toddler after rubber raft sinks


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Seattle police rescued two men and a toddler whose rubber raft began to sink in the choppy waters of Lake Washington last week, authorities said.

Seattle Police Department Port Unit patrol officers and officers responded to the I-90 floating bridge Wednesday after high winds and high waves swept away the rubber raft in which the two adults and child of two year olds sat at the Stan Sayres. boat dock, the ministry said.

The adults and child were not wearing life jackets, authorities said.

The two men and the child were forced into the cold, choppy waters of Lake Washington after high winds and waves swept them off a dock.
(Seattle Police Department)

As the raft reached the I-90 floating bridge, police said it began to absorb water from the large waves. The adults and the child were forced into the choppy water.

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The turbulent waters would have been 52 degrees – cold enough to cause hypothermia in about an hour, KIRO-TV reported.

Seattle police rescue 2 men and toddler after rubber raft sinks

Seattle police helped rescue two men, a two-year-old child after their raft began to sink in Lake Washington in Seattle on Wednesday. Officers also rescued a group of Good Samaritans who tried to help.
(Seattle Police Department)

The department released video showing officers pulling the two adults and the child to safety. Officers also rescued the occupants of a civilian motorboat which had rushed to the scene to help them.

“I got you!” a lifeguard can be heard saying as he pulls an adult out of the water.

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“They are all on board. They are fine,” an officer told one of the rescued adults.

All victims were treated for exposure. No one was hospitalized.

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