Nine people rescued after canoe overturns near Port Townsend

Nine people rescued after canoe overturns near Port Townsend

Credit: Clallam County Fire District #3

Nine people rescued after canoe overturns near Port Townsend

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 4:04 PM

SEATTLE - The Coast Guard recovered nine people from the water near Port Townsend on Monday.

A passing cargo vessel alerted the Coast Guard of an overturned canoe with people waving their arms in the water.

All nine people were recovered and transferred to John Wayne Marina in Sequim, where they were transferred by local Emergency Medical Services.
Some of the people were experiencing mild hypothermic conditions.

The canoe was towed to the Marina.
 

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