King County Council recognizes Water Taxi crew who rescued man near West Seattle over the summer 

Crossposted from The Captain’s Blog

Fifteen minutes. That’s the amount of time that had elapsed from the moment the crew working King County Water Taxi’s West Seattle route on Aug. 30 spotted a man overboard in Elliott Bay to the time medics were giving him a clean bill of health.

During those 15 minutes, the three-person crew – relying on its extensive marine safety and emergency training – positioned the MV Doc Maynard near the man, fastened together a rope-and-pulley system, pulled him safely aboard and delivered him to waiting medics.

Read more at The Captain’s Blog or in the official press release. This recognition was also highlighted in the West Seattle Blog.

Pictured: From Left to right Jeff Bearden, Amanda Cook and Bob McDougall.