Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 365 calls the week of May 22-28: 302 emergency medical aid calls, 15 motor vehicle collisions, 10 fires, 17 service calls, 1 gas leak, 2 technical rescues and 18 automatic fire alarms.
COLLISION: At 3:21 p.m., firefighters responded to a three-car collision on northbound I-5 north of 128th Street SW south of Everett. Three patients were transported to area hospitals.
RESCUE: At 4:35 p.m., firefighters used a ladder to rescue a boy who climbed to the the top of a large boulder, but couldn’t get down on his own at a skate park in the 200 block of 146th Street SW north of Lynnwood.
DIVER IN DISTRESS: at 12:19 p.m., firefighers responded to the Edmonds waterfront after a state ferry crew spotted a scuba diver in distress near the ferry dock. Crew members launched a small rescue boat from the ferry to bring the unconscious diver to the beach where firefighters performed CPR. They were unable to revive the 60-year-old man and he died at the scene.
FLOATPLANE ASSISTANCE: At 1:48 p.m., a call came in from a floatplane that was forced to make an emergency landing in the waters south of the Port of Edmonds near the 300 block of Admiral Way. A fire rescue boat pulled the plane to the beach. No one was injured.
HOUSE FIRE: At 1:46 a.m., an alarm alerted neighbors to a house fire in the 700 block of Alder Street in Edmonds. Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the basement of the unoccupied home. Investigators determined the fire was started by a faulty water heater. Damage is estimated at $15,000. No one was injured.
COLLISION: At 10:09 a.m., two cars were involved in a head-on collision at the intersection of 17th Place W and Larch Way east of Lynnwood. Firefighters transported two patients to Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.
COLLISION: At 11:16 p.m., a car flipped onto its side on northbound I-5 north of 164th Street SW north of Lynnwood. Firefighters transported one patient to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.