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Capsized sailboat on Greenlake, boaters rescued

On May 13th, at approximately 2:15 PM, a witness called 911 to report an overturned 12 foot wooden sailboat was approximately 100 yards off the southeast shore of Greenlake.  The witness reported that it appeared one person was struggling in the water.  North Precinct officers and Harbor Patrol officers responded to the location.  When officers arrived, the boat had been righted, and one person was onboard, and one person was still in the water. Harbor officers launched their own boat from the boat house and pulled the victim from the water.  They then were able to push the disabled sailboat back to shore.  Seattle Fire Department personnel checked both adult male victims for injuries and treated them at the scene for cold water exposure. Other than being cold and wet, there were no injuries.  The men stated that an unexpected gust of wind caught the sail and overturned the boat.