Search for Missing Pair in Mason County, Washington Located

MASON COUNTY, Washington State  | A missing 30-year old and a 4-year old male were reported missing around 1300 hours this afternoon, when they did not return from a day hike around Lake Bennetson in the Tahuya Forest.

A large number of searchers from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, along with Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers and Firefighters from the Mason County Regional Fire Authority began the planning, implementation and later rescue of the pair.

A presser was released with limited details from both the Fire and Police Departments stating the emergency in locating them. They were unprepared for the adverse weather elements of rain and low temps.

An update has just been released that both have been found and are currently undergoing evaluations by Paramedics.

We will release a new update, if additional details emerge.

(c) NW Fire Blog – Updated 12/24/2019 @ 2240 PST

The People Have Spoken in King County

For those watching the Preliminary results from the April 26th King County, Washington State’s Special Elections on some very important issues:

King Co Fire Dist 45’s “Levy of Tax for Mtnc & Ops”

  • Yes 1551 votes 73.43%
  • No 572 votes 26.57%
  • Note: 685 Yes votes or 60% Yes votes w/1142 # of voters to pass

King Co Fire Dist 28’s “Increasing Property Tax Levy Rate for 2017-2022” (Enumclaw, Washington)

  • Yes 1773 votes 51.36%
  • No 1679 votes 48.64%
  • Simply majority needed to pass.

Proposed Eastside Regional Fire Authority (merging of Districts 10 (Preston, Tiger Mtn, Carnation and Lake Joy) and 38 (North Bend))

  • Yes 2856 votes 55.74%
  • No 2268 votes 44.26%  
  • Needs 60% Yes votes to pass 

Proposed Renton Regional Fire Authority creation (joining Renton Fire & Rescue)

  • Yes 7198 votes 62.64%
  • No 4293 votes 37.36%  
  • Needs 60% percent Yes votes to pass

East Pierce Fire & Rescue – “Levy Lid Lift” (Bonney Lake)

  • Yes 170 votes 79.07%
  • No 45 votes 20.93%  
  • Needs simple majority vote to pass

Kent FD Fire Authority – “Continuation of Benefit Charge” (Kent)

  • Yes 9899 votes 64.15%
  • No 5533 votes 35.85%
  • Needs 60% Yes to pass

These are just preliminary numbers. These will be updated each day up until the results are certified on May 6, 2016.

(c) 2016   The #NWFireBlog