Men rescued after sailboat flips over in Lake Ballinger Saturday


Fire District 1Two men were rescued from Lake Ballinger late Saturday afternoon after the sailboat they were in flipped over.

According to Snohomish County Fire District No. 1 spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said fire crews responded to a call at Lake Ballinger around 5:17 pm. that a sailboat had flipped over and the victims were standing on top of the overturned boat.

The two — described as in their late teens or early 20s — were rescued by personnel in a motorized boat that Fire District 1 has stationed by the boat launch on the lake’s Mountlake Terrace side, Hynes said. A nearby kayaker also provided assistance, she added.

The pair was described as cold and wet, but did not appear to need medical attention.


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