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Langley neighbors rescue father and son from Saratoga Passage
By Michaela Marx Wheatley
South Whidbey Record
LANGLEY — The quick response of some Langley neighbors may have saved
a Seattle man's life when he fell into the choppy waters of Saratoga
The father and son were on a boat crabbing when the father was swept
overboard, said Paul Busch, assistant fire chief at Fire District 3.
"He had stepped on the back corner of the boat to pull a pot. A big
wave came over the corner and down he went," Busch said.
The Fire District 3's water rescue team pulled the man from the
water, after some locals, who had observed the incident that occured
near the Eagles Nest Bed and Breakfast, had taken a boat out and
rescued the man's young son from the boat.
"Some people on the shore had heard him call for help and had taken a
small boat out," Busch said. "They had taken the boy aboard. We
pulled the man from the water when we arrived."
Fire District 3 was called shortly after 8:30 p.m., Busch said.
"He was in there for about 45 minutes," he added.
The man got away with some mild hypothermia, Busch said. Paramedics
dropped him off at the place they were staying at in Langley.