9 Paddlers Pulled From Water near PT

Photo courtesy of Patrick Young, Challam County Fire District #3

Photo courtesy of Patrick Young, Challam County Fire District #3

From Q13Fox.com

July 22nd, about 7:39 a.m., the Coast Guard was alerted to a report of nine people missing in the water near Admiralty Bay, Wash. The people were reportedly in a canoe that overturned.

The call was reported to have been made by one of the nine people that were in the water. They said they were calling from a cell phone.

A helicopter, two response boats and a Coast Guard cutter were sent out for the rescue from Port Angeles. Another boat was sent from Bellingham.

The overturned canoe was reported to be participating in the annual Paddle to Quinalt.

The Coast Guard reported about 11:30 a.m. that everyone who was in the water was accounted for and they are being taken to the John Wayne marina in Sequim where medics are waiting their arrival; some of those in the water reported symptoms of hypothermia.

The water’s cold and the summer winds are starting to blast away. Be careful out there.

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