Search conducted for possible sunken boat, missing man off north Edmonds

EDMONDS, Wash. -- A search was conducted in the Puget Sound off Meadowdale Beach in north Edmonds late Friday for a possible sunken boat and missing boater, Snohomish County Fire District 1 spokesman Leslie Hynes said.

At about 5:15 p.m., a witness called and said they had seen a boat spinning around in a figure-8 and then sink. That person also thought they saw a man fall into the water as the boat sank, Hynes said.

Boats from Snohomish County Fire District 1 (Edmonds) and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, along with a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, went to the scene and conducted a search.

But by Friday night, no boat or man had been found.

The Coast Guard has taken over the search, Hynes said.