Captured on video: Kayaker rescue on Lake Ballinger

We reported last Friday about the kayaker who had to be rescued from Lake Ballinger. On Tuesday we learned about a video that captured the whole adventure.

Turns out, the video was shot by Jon Pulling of Oneshot Productions, a self-described “fishing and snow sports addict and an amateur video producer.” Pulling said he enjoys making fishing videos and always has a camera mounted on his boat. A North Seattle resident, he started bringing his boat to Lake Ballinger last summer, because it is close to his home.

Watch the video to see what happens when Pulling learns of the kayaker’s distress and goes to his aid, before rescue crews arrive.


  1. Well done John, you did truly help this man.
    I hope you found out who he is and he has thanked you!

  2. Kudos to John Pulling for a good rescue and a great job of capturing it on video. I’m disappointed that the fishermen on the shore wouldn’t pull out their fishing lines when asked, and that the other boater on the lake ignored the calls for help. Maybe they couldn’t hear the shouts. If they heard them and ignored them, they really are jerks and should be banned from the lake!

  3. Different ethnic groups use the dock, it may have been a language issue.
    Good job, John.

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