Two-Year-Old Among Boaters Rescued in Seattle

A two-year-old was among boaters rescued from Lake Washington by Seattle Police on May 18, police said.

The child was with two adult males, without life jackets, riding in a rubber raft that got into difficulty, and then sank, in choppy conditions, police said.

“Waves and high-winds pushed them under the I-90 bridge, ultimately sinking their boat and the boat of bystanders who rushed to their aid,” police added.

Video from police showed the rescue response at the bridge, with several people pulled from the water.

Those rescued were treated for exposure, police said. Credit: Seattle Police Department via Storyful

Video transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[RADIO CHATTER]

- [INAUDIBLE], but they got to be out there.

[RADIO CHATTER]

- I think they're on the phone with our dispatch, and they said they're nearing that-- they're nearing that [INAUDIBLE]. Battalion two.

[RADIO CHATTER]

- Just down about mid bridge of I-90. Robert 1, they're taking on water.

- Robert 1, they are now bailing out of the boat. They do have a child.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Harbor 1, I see you north.

- Harbor 1, do you copy?

- Harbor 1, copy, we're on the scene right now.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Who else we got in the water?

- [CRIES]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- [CRIES]

- Stay right here. Sit right here. Sit down. Sit down.

- Have you got a buoy?

[RADIO CHATTER]

- Hold on.

- Hang on.

- You're next, man. You're next.

[RADIO CHATTER]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Help! Help.

- You're all right. Calm down. We got you. Relax. Hold on. Hey. Hold on. Don't fight. Don't fight.

- What?

- Don't fight. We've got you.

- Help!

- Hold on. We got you. I got you. We got you.

- Ready? Ready? Ready?

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Come on.

- One, two, three.

- [GRUNTS]

- One, two, three.

- [GRUNTS]

- Got you.

- [SOBS]

- Look up. See, they're on board. They're safe, OK? They're all on board. See, it will all be fine. Look at him. Happy little babe, OK?

[RADIO CHATTER]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Come on over. Well, pass him over, and we will get him warmed up. Is anybody hurt?

- [INAUDIBLE]

[RADIO CHATTER]

- Let me him warm him up. Thanks.

[RADIO CHATTER]

To the other rig.

- Are we good?

- We're going to take a little one to the warm rig, OK?

[MUSIC PLAYING]

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