3 Wash. firefighters treated for hypothermia after water rescue

The firefighters rescued a couple whose car fell in a bay and overturned

Sydney Brownstone
The Seattle Times

POULSBO, Wash. — Firefighters swam into Liberty Bay south of Poulsbo on Saturday morning to rescue a couple trapped upside-down in their vehicle.

First responders received the call at 8:35 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, just south of the Poulsbo Yacht Club off of Fjord Drive Northeast, they found the vehicle almost completely submerged in the bay’s chilly waters, with just the back tires exposed.

The couple and three firefighters were taken to the hospital. The man was transported to Bremerton’s Harrison hospital in critical condition, the woman in stable condition. The three firefighters were treated for hypothermia.

Poulsbo police are investigating the incident.


©2019 The Seattle Times


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