No injuries after boat takes on water, sinks off Marina Beach Park

A boat that took on water while crab fishing Saturday night sank off Marina Beach Park, and the Coast Guard was expected to be on the scene Sunday morning to recover it, Edmonds police said. No one was was injured in the mishap.

Police spokesperson Commander Josh McClure said the original call came in at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, when the owners reported the boat had taken on water while crab fishing. The boat’s owners had called Vessel Assist Seattle to help them tow the boat back to Shilshole Bay, but during the course of the recovery attempt the boat sank in approximately 12 feet of water, McClure said.

Vessel Assist was on the scene Sunday morning, waiting for high tide to haul the boat away.

  1. The first thing you learn in Pleasure Boating 101 class is make sure you install the drain plug before you launch. It’s really unusual that an outboard powered boat like that would capsize on a relatively calm day. Working bilge pump? If true, very sad about the dog, which also seems strange as close enough in to crab should be close enough in for most dogs to swim to shore.

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