Unsuccessful search for person who reportedly fell off a board in Puget Sound

Monday, June 3, 2024

Staging area for search
Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire

Shoreline Fire reports that at approximately 6:15pm Sunday evening, June 2, 2024, they were dispatched to a report of a person that fell off a board in Puget Sound off Richmond Beach / Woodway without resurfacing. 

The extensive search was called off with nothing found. Several individuals were interviewed with the potential that the individual might have gotten out of the water in Edmonds. 

Shoreline had four rescue swimmers in the water, boats, a Coast Guard helicopter and a drone that were assisting with the search.  

Thanks to our partners:
South County Fire, Shoreline Police Department, King County Sheriff's Office, North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, Seattle Police Department, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound


Anonymous,  June 3, 2024 at 7:52 AM  

PDF people. I’ve seen so many paddleboarders & kayakers who aren’t wearing a PDF. There’s a reason it’s called a “life jacket” Avoid these tragedies :-(

Anonymous,  June 3, 2024 at 8:49 AM  

I believe the headline should read Overboard, not off a board.

Anonymous,  June 3, 2024 at 1:38 PM  

Depends on the activity doesn't it? Could have been wind sailing or surfing and fell of their board.

Anonymous,  June 3, 2024 at 1:43 PM  

My friend Harold never learned to swim. We were at his cabin on Deer Island and went to drop the pots and set the traps. The sea was getting a bit dicey, yet Harold wasn't wearing his life preserver.
didn't have his life jacket on. I'm sorry. Don't like "Dude! Put your life jacket on.,"

Anonymous,  June 3, 2024 at 1:45 PM  

I might be able to solve this mystery for you. My name is Bev Lockhart and Iive at Echo Lake.

Anonymous,  June 3, 2024 at 7:00 PM  

A surf board? A paddle board? Please - don't assume we already know the story.

Anonymous,  June 3, 2024 at 8:15 PM  

No, it was a stand-up paddle board

Anonymous,  June 3, 2024 at 9:24 PM  

Thank you

Anonymous,  June 4, 2024 at 11:01 AM  

It’s a PFD. Personal Floatation Device. It’s a real good idea on practically any boat even if you can swim, you might not be able to in cold water. Also there is always a possibility of colliding with another vessel and ending up in the water injured.

Anonymous,  June 4, 2024 at 3:39 PM  

also, it's a PFD - A personal flotation device! Not a pdf! And Paddleboard not board.....

DKH June 4, 2024 at 3:51 PM  

Bev Lockhart at Echo Lake: I'm interested in what you have to say. Email me at Editor@ShorelineAreaNews.com

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