Edmonds police rescue Shoreline man stuck for two days in woods near Marina Beach dog park

Edmonds police officers Dietrich Borst, Kristian Gonzalez, Lou Daniels and Trevor Mitzui cut through thick vegetation to rescue a 57-year-old Shoreline man stuck for two days. (Photo courtesy Edmonds Police Department)

A Shoreline man was rescued by police Sunday morning after being stuck for two days in a ravine near Edmonds’ Marina Beach off-leash dog park.

The 57-year-old man was rescued after a citizen reported hearing someone calling for help from the woods east of the dog park, according to the Edmonds Police Department.

After searching for an extended time and cutting through dense vegetation, officers found the man trapped and injured after reportedly sliding down the steep hillside two days earlier. South County Fire was also on the scene.

The man was transported to Swedish Hospital Edmonds for hypothermia, police said.

–By Cody Sexton

  1. I am not surprised that happened. I have run into many people on the public walkway below the Pt. Edwards condos that think the walkway leads back to the waterfront.

  2. Again a reason not to walk alone. Have people forgotten that a man was charged for attempted murder and rape in this same area 2 to 3 years ago. So many people die each year in our National Parks because a few simple rules are not followed.

  3. Maybe there should be a sign at the end of the walkway by the retention pond that says “No Waterfront Access” or words to that affect.

  4. Kudos to these officers!! So happy to have them available in just such an instance…cutting through dense vegetation to search for a missing man may not be in the job description – but just look at the outcome!!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Real first and last names — as well as city of residence — are required for all commenters.
This is so we can verify your identity before approving your comment.

By commenting here you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. Please read our code at the bottom of this page before commenting.