KIRKLAND, Wash. - Crews will suspend rescue efforts until Thursday for a missing skipper now presumed to have drowned after a boat was found unattended on Lake Washington near Juanita Bay Tuesday.
King County Sheriff's Office officials said Wednesday the skipper is presumed to have drowned, and crews will continue their search Thursday.
Multiple search and rescue agencies, including KCSO Marine Rescue Dive Unit and the Coast Guard resumed their search for the passenger in Lake Washington after reports of a possible person who went overboard Tuesday.
According to the Coast Guard, someone reported a running boat that had collided into a private pier.
No one was in the boat, but a cell phone and wallet were found on board.
Crews were treating this as if the person went overboard. They were searching in the north Kirkland area, from 520 North to Magnuson Park.
They suspended the search Tuesday night but were expected to resume on Wednesday.