Woman rescued after driving car into Puget Sound at Redondo Boat Launch

South King Fire & Rescue – along with several other agencies – had a busy night Sunday, Oct. 28, when they rescued a 30-year old woman from a car that had been driven into Puget Sound at the Redondo Boat Launch.

The incident was first reported at around 7 p.m.

Rescue swimmers located the victim about 150 yards off shore, and she was taken to Harborview Medical Center after being treated at the scene. She had been in the water for around 20 minutes, and her current condition is unknown.

At one point a fully clothed Des Moines officer jumped into the water to assist the woman.

Additional searches were conducted around the submerged vehicle, a Lexus that was later towed out of the water.

Also assisting were SKFR Marine 67, Des Moines Police, King County Medic One, Renton Fire, and Valley Fire.

“Strong work by all agencies involved to make this a successful rescue,” SKF&R said via a Tweet.

“Our thoughts are with everyone involved as investigations move forward,” Des Moines Police added.


One Response to “Woman rescued after driving car into Puget Sound at Redondo Boat Launch”
  1. Redondorick says:


    I would like to acknowledge the Des Moines Police Officer, who took it upon himself to enter the cold waters of Puget Sound to save a women who drove into the sound at the Redondo Beach Boat Ramp. Dressed in his uniform and without thought of his safety, he risk his life to save another.

    Even though he did not reach her, he did what many wouldn’t. His courage and the fact he went above and beyond his duties as a police officer. Shows he’s the kind of guy I’d want on my team. You can be proud to know, the DMPD is there to protect and to serve our community.

    Thank you, I take my hat off to you, a hero in every since of the word…

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