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Update on Helicopter Crash in Puget Sound

The helicopter that crashed today, July 12, around 3:30, was a privately owned 1958 Bell. Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scott Wilson said the male pilot and his two female passengers had taken off from somewhere in the Seattle area and landed on a privately owned beach in Kingston. Just after they took off again,…

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Helicopter into the Water off Kingston

A 911 call came in at 3:30 this afternoon, July 12, about a helicopter in Puget Sound off Kingston, just off the end of Lindvog Road. North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Aid units responded from Hansville, and the Coast Guard immediately launched a response boat from Seattle. The three occupants of the helicopter swam to…

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IB Will Post Lost & Found Pets: Here’s What We Need from You

It’s that time of year. Dogs and cats freaked out from fireworks run off in fear, become disoriented or even injured, and don’t know how to get home. We know that many of you are missing pets and some have found or seen lost ones. We would like to help by creating a master list…

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BIFD Emergency Responders Assist Wind Surfer at Agate Pass

A concerned resident in the 16200 block of Reitan Road on Bainbridge Island’s far north end called 911 this evening, June 26, at 6:39, to report a wind surfer in distress off Agate Pass. The caller described observing the wind surfer fighting the current and tides and attempting to paddle toward shore for an extended…

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Wenatchee Ferry Delayed After Crew Performs Emergency Water Rescue

According to Seattle Coast Guard District 13 Officer David Moseley, the Wenatchee Ferry stopped its run today, June 23, between Bainbridge and Seattle to rescue a man overboard after a distress call came in at 10:56 a.m. The man had fallen from his own 39-foot boat and was hanging on to its side as it…

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Suicide Shooting at Bainbridge’s Strawberry Cannery Cove

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane According to Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matt Hamner, at approximately 5:30 this afternoon, June 16, a small group of young people near the beach in Winslow at Strawberry Cannery Cove Park saw a man in the woods behaving oddly. They started to leave because, they reported, the man made them…

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Engine Fire Consumes Van on Wyatt Way; Road Closed Between Madison and Grow

Emergency responders closed Winslow’s Wyatt Way today, May 27, at approximately 2:50 p.m. while Bainbridge Island firefighters battled a serious engine fire. The driver of a VW van noticed flames coming out of the rear of her vehicle as she turned from Grow Avenue onto Wyatt Way heading east. She exited the vehicle, which has…

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Missing Bainbridge Teen Reunited with Family

On Tuesday, May 20, 15-year-old Jill Christine Schulte from Bainbridge Island was reported missing by her family. The teen had willingly left home with a 15-year-old boy from Lake Forest Park, Washington. According to Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matt Hamner, the two teens had histories that were cause for serious concern about their safety. They…

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Brush Fire on Point Monroe Sandspit Caused by Blowtorch Weeding

If you happened to be on the north half of the Island this afternoon, May 13, at about 3:30 you may have seen Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) trucks zooming north. Having just picked up their kids from The Island School, several parents near the intersection of Highway 305 and Day Road had a close…

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UPDATE: Amber Alert: Auburn Woman Ties up Mother at Knifepoint, Kidnaps Son

UPDATE: The following Amber Alert was canceled around 2 this afternoon, May 5, when, after a high-speed chase, the mother was taken into custody. The boy is fine. A 6-year-old boy from Auburn is missing, and King County police want your help locating him. His mother, who does not have custody of him, forced entry…

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Search Near Bainbridge Coastline for Canoeist Called off

After over two hours of searching northeast Bainbridge waters yesterday, April 25, for a canoeist, the United States Coast Guard called off the search. The Bainbridge Island Fire Department and the Bainbridge Island Police Department had assisted in the search with their marine units after a call came in at 1o:12 a.m. about a swamped canoe…

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Coast Guard Searching Water off NE Bainbridge for Possible Missing Canoeist

The Coast Guard and Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) and Police Department (BIPD) are currently searching the waters for a person who may have fallen from a canoe off the northeast side of Bainbridge. The search began after a resident on Sunrise Drive spotted a swamped canoe floating off shore today, April 25, and called 911 at…

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Woodshop Fire off of Arrow Point Drive

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall The Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) responded to a 911 call at 5:54 p.m., April 22, on Manzanita Bay off of Arrow Point Drive. A Bainbridge Island resident had lit a fire in the woodstove of his wood-shingle woodshop to warm himself as he set to work on a…

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Crystal Springs Home Secure After Firefighters Work for Four Hours

The house fire that began smoldering this morning around 9:30 on Crystal Springs Drive is finally out and the home is secure after Bainbridge firefighters spent over four hours pulling back layers of wall and flooring to identify the last bit of smoking insulation. They found it near the floor behind a double wall in…

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Big Fire Department Response to House on Crystal Springs Drive

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall The Bainbridge Island Fire Department responded to a report of a house on fire at 5609 Crystal Springs Drive this morning, April 18, at 9:35. The homeowner heard loud popping noises while in the shower and looked out his window to discover large billows of smoke coming out of…

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Emergency Response to Winslow Biking Crash Slowed by Multiple Medic Calls

A delayed response to a biking accident downtown today, April 16, had concerned citizens at the scene wondering when Bainbridge medics would arrive. At about 9:30 a.m. a 43-year-old man on a bicycle lost control, went over his handlebars, and suffered a head injury in the middle of Madison Avenue across from San Carlos Restaurant. An…

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Man with Measles on Bainbridge May Have Exposed Ferry Riders and Clinic Visitors

The Kitsap County Health District has just announced that a statewide measles outbreak has reached Kitsap County. A Bainbridge resident who traveled to Friday Harbor was exposed when he visited a restaurant, the Cask and Schooner Public House and Restaurant, where a San Juan County man with the measles was eating. The man then potentially brought…

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In Statewide 911 Outage Bainbridge Emergency Calls Rerouted to Backup Center

For an as yet undetermined reason, an outage intermittently knocked out 911 calls statewide this morning. A shift supervisor at Cencom in Kitsap said they noticed the outage at 1:15 this morning, April 10, when another call center reported to them that they were having trouble. Cencom checked and noticed their lines were down as…

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Human Remains Detection Canine Team from Bainbridge Part of FEMA Recovery Effort in Oso

Bainbridge Islander Anthea Groves usually spends her weeks working for the Pegasus Coffee Roasting Facility on Day Road where she has been a bagger and delivery person for the past 14 years. Her co-worker Lee Robinson, who is the office manager there, says that this week Groves is on a different mission: Along with her…

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Citizens Who Gave Life-Saving CPR to Chilly Hilly Rider Honored at Fire Dept Ceremony

The Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) hosted a packed house at the Madison Avenue station tonight, March 27, to honor the fast action of three men who helped save the life of a fellow Chilly Hilly rider last month. After summiting Halls Hill, approximately three-fourths of the way along the challenging 33-mile Chilly Hilly route,…

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