Man pulled from waters off Faunterloy ferry dock dies

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SEATTLE —

Medics tried to revive a young man who was pulled from the waters off the Fauntleroy ferry dock Monday night, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

 

"This young man has been in the water for about an hour," said KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Chris Legeros, speaking live on Eleven at 11. "To be honest with you, things don't look promising."

 

The man fell into the water from an inflatable raft as he was trying to reach a sailboat.  Another man got into a small boat to try to rescue him.  A third called 911, authorities said.

 

The Coast Guard and the Seattle Fire Department responded.

 

The Coast Guard asked the crew of the ferry Tillikum to turn on its lights as it passed by the area on a run from Vashon Island to the Fauntleroy dock, but no one on board saw anything, and the ferry continued on to Fauntleroy.

 

Dive crews found the man, and medics performed CPR on him on the way to Harborview Medical Center.

 

On Tuesday morning, a Harborview representative said the 25-year-old man had died.