Emergency responders rescued a man from the Green River in Tukwila on Wednesday evening. The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. COURTESY PHOTO/Tukwila Fire Department

Tukwila Fire crews rescue man from Green River

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:35am
  • News

The Tukwila Fire Department rescued a man who was stuck on the banks of the Green River on Wednesday evening.

At about 6 p.m., fire crews responded to the 16700 block of West Valley Highway, where they found the man partially in the water, holding onto brush on the shoreline.

Crews used a rescue boat to get the man out of the water.

“He was transported by the boat to a different location up stream that provided a safer and easier access point for crews to get him to the ambulance,” according to a media release from the Fire Deparment.

Paramedics from South King County Medic One evaluated the man before he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It appears the man accidentally fell into the river, and foul play was not reported or suspected, according to the release.

Tukwila Police assisted with the call. No emergency responders were injured.

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