Coast Guardsman Dies in Patrol Accident

SEATTLE – A Coast Guardsman died from injuries received during a security patrol near Vashon Island in Puget Sound on Sunday.

Two 25-foot fast response boat crews from a Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team were involved in a security patrol and training mission north of Vashon Island at approximately 2:15 p.m. when a Coast Guardsman was ejected from a vessel. A third 25-foot response boat was operating in the area and came to the Coast Guardsman’s aid.

The Coast Guardsman was transported to the ferry terminal near Fauntleroy Cove for further transport by ambulance to Harbor View Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The identity of the crewmen is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The accident is under investigation.

Coast Guard security operations have not been interrupted.

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