NEWS BRIEFS: Brinnon parks meeting set Wednesday … and other items

BRINNON — The Brinnon Parks & Recreation commission will consider exploring a partnership with the Pleasant Harbor Marina to provide feedback on a draft community swim days proposal when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The panel will meet at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

The committee is expected to accept the resignation of commissioner Nichole Brakeman and discuss advertising for a replacement.

Blood drive

SEQUIM — The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a blood drive in conjunction with Bloodworks Northwest on Thursday.

The drive will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s parish hall, 121 E. Maple St., Sequim.

The blood drive will be closed from noon to 1 p.m.

Donors must be in good health and at least 18 years old.

For more information, call Bill Butcher at 360-461-7113 or 360-681-8679.

Coast Guard rescue

SEATTLE — Coast Guard air and boat crews rescued one woman and recovered one man after their 15-foot paddleboat was reportedly beset by weather near Three Tree Point in Burien on Sunday morning.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles and a Station Seattle rescue boat crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium responded to the incident and transferred both mariners to local Emergency Medical Service personnel.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received initial notification from King County Dispatch at 2:53 a.m., reporting two individuals aboard a paddleboat potentially beset by weather.

Sector personnel established communication

with the mariners via cellphone and reported hearing a loud scream before losing connection.

Once on scene, the Coast Guard aircrew discovered the capsized vessel near Seahurst Park.

At 4:51 a.m., the aircrew located an unresponsive female in the water and vectored in the boat crew to rescue her. The crew transported her to the Fauntleroy Ferry dock where a local EMS crew was waiting.

At 5:02 a.m., a male was recovered by the helicopter crew and transported to Boeing airfield where he was pronounced dead by a local EMS crew at 5:38 a.m.

The female is reportedly in critical condition and is being treated at Harborview Medical Center hospital.

Air practice landings set

COUPEVILLE — There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the outlying field late afternoon to evening today.

Operations will continue early afternoon to midafternoon Tuesday.

Practice is scheduled for late morning and evening Wednesday.

Practice will continue early morning and evening Thursday.

Operations will resume midmorning to early afternoon Friday.

Comments can be directed to the station’s comment line at 360-257-6665 or via email at

All other questions can be directed to the public affairs office at 360-257-2286.

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