Men rescued after sailboat flips over in Lake Ballinger Saturday

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Fire District 1Two men were rescued from Lake Ballinger late Saturday afternoon after the sailboat they were in flipped over.

According to Snohomish County Fire District No. 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said fire crews responded to a call at Lake Ballinger around 5:17 pm. that a sailboat had flipped over and the victims were standing on top of the overturned boat.

The two — described as in their late teens or early 20s — were rescued by personnel in a motorized boat that Fire District 1 has stationed by the boat launch on the lake’s Mountlake Terrace side, Hynes said. A nearby kayaker also provided assistance, she added.

The pair was described as cold and wet, but did not appear to need medical attention.

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