Crew members from the Washington State Ferry Spokane came to the rescue of two divers in distress at the Edmonds Underwater Park off Brackett’s Landing Saturday morning.
According to Leslie Hynes, spokesperson for Snohomish County Fire District No. 1, the ferry crew noticed two divers having trouble, and responded in an inflatable boat. The ferry workers rescued a 50-year-old woman who had experienced medical problems while underwater and her husband, also in his 50s, Hynes said. Fire District 1 was called to the scene at 11:02 a.m., and met the ferry crew, which had brought the victims to the beach.
Hynes said the woman was transported to Northwest Hospital. The husband was checked out but did not need medical attention. The Spokane was delayed in leaving the Edmonds ferry dock while the incident was resolved.