SEATTLE -- A woman was rescued by her neighbor in a dingy after she spent 20 minutes in the water off Harbor Island Marina Thursday morning, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
The woman in her 50s apparently fell off her boat shortly after 7 a.m.
According to the Seattle Police Department, people could hear her calling for help but were unable to get to her because of the marina's locked gate.
Andy Brooking said he was walking down the dock when he heard the woman's call for help and saw her hanging onto the dock lines at the stern of her boat.
"I said, 'Hang on,' and went and got my dingy," Brooking said.
He said the woman was overloaded, carrying three bags and a purse, slipped off her boat into the water and couldn't get out.
"She was cold," Brooking said. "Couldn't pull herself back onto the dock. After you're in there for a while, it's just cold."
Medics arrived as the woman was being pulled from the water. She was transported to Harborview Medical Center as a precaution.