1 dead after yacht, boat collide off Seattle


Seattle police say one man has died after a Puget Sound collision between a 44-foot yacht and a 16-foot aluminum boat overturned the smaller boat, dumping its two occupants into the water.

The Friday afternoon collision occurred about a mile off Seattle.

Detective Renee Witt says the yacht crew rescued both men from the water. Suquamish Tribal Police were fueling their boat nearby and also arrived quickly.

Witt says a 76-year-old man from the smaller boat died. He was not immediately identified.

KOMO-TV says the second man was also in his 70s. He was alert and was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Witt says a drug recognition expert checked the adult male operator of the larger boat but found no impairment. The police investigation continues.