A man was rescued at the Underwater Dive Park off Edmonds’ Brackett’s Landing Thursday morning after experiencing some technical issues during a dive, Edmonds police said.
According to police spokesperson Commander Shane Hawley, at 10:41 a.m., the diver “suffered some technical/equipment issues and had to surface quickly.”
While the diver was able to surface, he couldn’t make it back to shore, Hawley said. A Washington State ferry on the Edmonds-Kingston run launched a rescue boat and brought the victim to shore, where he was evaluated by an aid crew.
The dive site is shallow, maybe 30′ depending on tide, but the current is strong, its not hard to get off course and end up under the ferry. I assume this diver had lost buoyancy and bounced to the surface where fighting the current is even harder if there is wind. The coast guard can hand you hefty ticket for trespass if you do drift into or under the ferry, its not a happy place.
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