Edmonds police and Snohomish County Fire District 1 crews were called to the Edmonds waterfront early Tuesday morning after receiving a report that a 37-year-old Shoreline woman had threatened to swim out into Puget Sound and kill herself. Police were able to convince the woman to come back to shore, and she is now being evaluated at Swedish Edmonds hospital, police spokesman Sgt. Josh McClure said.
According to McClure, a person making deliveries on Main Street around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday called 9-1-1 to report “a distraught female threatening to get in the water and commit suicide.” Police and Fire District 1 crews were dispatched to the waterfront, and police used night vision equipment to spot the woman “actively swimming” about 100 yards from shore, on the north side of Brackett’s Landing, McClure said.
At least two officers waded out into the water “up to their knees” and were able to coax the woman back to a waiting Fire District 1 ambulance, he added.
Ferry traffic experienced a slight delay as a result of the incident, which was resolved by 5:27 a.m., McClure said.