SPD Harbor Patrol officers rescue several people from Lake Washington

SEATTLE — Officers with the Seattle Police Department’s Harbor Patrol rescued two adults and a child from Lake Washington on Wednesday after the rubber raft they were in took on water due to the choppy waters and started to sink.

The child was the only one wearing a life jacket as the trio’s boat drifted toward Interstate 90, according to officers. The occupants were unable to make it back to shore.

Rescuers told KIRO 7 that it was a rescue to remember.

When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the situation was worse than they thought as two good Samaritans tried helping the trio who had been thrown in the water.

However, the good Samaritans also became stranded and needed to be rescued.

“Hold on. Don’t fight! We got you,” officers yelled at one of the adults.

“Who else you got in the water?” an officer asked.

One by one, each person was pulled from the water to safety.

The water was cold at 52 degrees.

Officers told KIRO 7 that the rescue happened in the nick of time and those in the water only had about an hour to survive before deadly hypothermia set in.

Despite all the danger, everyone made it out OK.

“They’re all on board. You’re good,” an emergency worker was recorded saying.

As a warning, rescuers said anyone who goes out on the lake should always wear a life jacket.