Tukwila and Renton RFA firefighters and specialized divers were dispatched on Thursday night just after 1800 hours PT to a car into the water.
The incident occurred in the area of 12400 Blk x 42nd Ave S in Tukwila, Washington.
Seattle Fire attempted to respond but due to the water level and a low bridge, they were unable to continue with their response so they returned to their quarters.
Divers continued throughout the night, even well into the darkness searching.
Photo Credit | Tukwila PD Instagram
One yellow patient was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital.
Police divers continue to search for the missing person, a second occupant of the vehicle that veered into the Duwamish River. They are using a submersible camera to help search for the reported missing victim.
(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Update 2 – 1800 hours PT
Firefighters and specialized dive teams responded to a car into the river with multiple occupants in the area of 12400 Blk x 42nd Ave S in Tukwila, Washington, just after 1800 hours PT.
A yellow patient was located on the street level but divers were in about 15-feet of water in the Duwamish River near the boat launch looking for a reportedly missing occupant. Divers searched the vehicle and found it to be empty. At that point, they switched from a rescue to a recovery mode.
A TriMed ambulance was called to the scene to transport the patient.
Command requested a specialized rescue boat from the King County Sheriff’s Office and its ETA around 1910 hours PT. Dispatch stated they were cancelled and a boat was available out of Federal Way but it was requested for the specialized KCSO motorized boat.
Downstream containment was established. Divers entered the water at the 15th Avenue bridge around 1920 hours PT. They were still in recovery mode at this point.
Victim was located and is being extricated from the water, while another diver entering the Duwamish River. Command requested from Dispatch to have REHAB for the Dive Team respond to the scene.
A Zone 3 REHAB Explorer was dispatched at 1924 hours and arrrived quickly on-scene. They were assigned to the Medical Group.
Seattle Fire Boat 5 was dispatched for mutual aid but they had a difficult getting to the scene due to the water level and a low bridge. They were released from the incident and returned to their quarters located at Station 5 on Alaskan Way (Seattle waterfront).
The incident started almost two hours ago. This is an open and active ongoing incident.
(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Update 1 – 1925 hours PDT
Incident Summary | Firefighters from Skyway, Renton and Tukwila were called out to their second house fire this afternoon. This house fire is located in the 7600 block of South 135th Street in Skyway, Washington.
Resources | Firefighters from Skyway Fire, Tukwila Fire and Renton Fire have been deployed to the incident scene which is said to be their second house fire of the day.
Fire Operations | Primary and second searches of the structure were conducted but nothing was found. At 1800 hours PST, fire operations were at 55 minutes on the incident clock with the Fire Investigator having an ETA of 40 minutes.
Injuries | One person was treated for smoke inhalation and has been transported to Valley Medical Center.
Photo Credit | Skyway Fire (KCFD 20)
Social Media | We are using the hashtags #SkywayFire #RentonRegionalFireAuthority
(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1800 hours PST