• Collision With Salmon Pen Proves Fatal

    PORT ANGELES — An Everett man died Tuesday night when the boat he was operating struck a salmon pen in Port Angeles Harbor, city police said.

    Robert R. Elliot, 62, and his three passengers were just south of Ediz Hook when the small fiberglass boat struck a salmon pen at about 9:45 p.m., Port Angeles police said.

    The passengers, two men and a boy, were able to swim to a nearby dock.

    “Preliminary information suggests that the boaters stayed out after dark, and then realized that the lights on the boat did not work, and that alcohol consumption may have been a contributing factor,” police said.

    “The investigation is ongoing.”

    The U.S. Coast Guard, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and the Clallam County Coroner Office were assisting Port Angeles police in the investigation.


    Coast Guard rescues 3, 1 dead after boat hits salmon pen in Port Angeles Harbor, Wash.

    SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews rescued two adults and one child after a 20-foot personal craft collided with a salmon pen resulting in the death of one adult male in Port Angeles Harbor, Tuesday night.

    A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 rescue helicopter crew diverted from training Tuesday after observing a person on the boat attempting CPR on an unresponsive individual. The aircrew lowered a rescue swimmer, who then swam to the platform on the fish pier to assist with CPR.

    A Coast Guard Station Port Angeles 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew embarked all four people from the boat and brought them to emergency medical technicians waiting at the pier at Station Port Angeles. The Port Angeles Police Department reported that one of the injured adults aboard the boat had been declared deceased. The salmon pens reportedly were not in use at the time the allision occurred.

    The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Clallam County Marine Unit and the Port Angeles Police Department.
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