Luckily, nobody was on board.

RICHLAND POLICE, DIVE RESCUE RESPOND TO SINKING

According to Richland Police, a passerby reported seeing the boat going under.

Earlier this morning, Thursday morning Jan. 13th, Richland Police responded to one of the docks at the Columbia Point Marina just south of Richland and found a fairly large boat going underwater.

The estimated 26-foot vessel was almost completely submerged as seen in these Richland Police images.

 

Sunken Richland boat (RPD)
Sunken Richland boat (RPD)
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  REPORT CAME IN FROM A PASSERBY

According to officers, a person walking by saw the boat, and it appeared to be going under the water. Columbia Basin Dive Rescue was called in to ensure nobody was on board.

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Fortunately, it was empty.   Police apparently are continuing to try to contact the owner, likely based off the registration numbers on the vessel.

No word if Skipper or Gilligan were anywhere nearby.

 

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