On Sunday, June 10 a pilot was about to take off in his seaplane when he was hit by a wave from a passing wake, according to a Renton Regional Fire Authority Facebook post.
The wake caused his plane to crash. The post stated the pilot was not injured.
Units arrived on scene within 13 minutes of the call and the pilot was contacted by Engine 11 and put onto their vessel, the post stated.
Dive 12 with four divers arrived to assist Mercer Island police in safely navigating the plane to the seaplane docks. The plane was then removed from the water using a crane.
The post also stated the Department of Ecology was at the scene to ensure there was no impact to the environment.