Man pulled from Elliott Bay along Seattle waterfront

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SEATTLE -- Authorities are trying to figure out how a man ended up in Elliott Bay along the Seattle waterfront after being pulled from the water late Friday.

Port of Seattle Police were called out on a reported theft, said spokeswoman Kathy Roeder.

During the response, port police recognized that someone was in the water, she said, and requested assistance from the Seattle Fire Department.

Fire crews responded to the 900 block of Alaskan Way West at about 10:15 p.m. Medics performed CPR on the victim who was in his 50s, but those efforts were unsuccessful.

Port police are investigating the death as an accidental drowning, Roeder said.

The person who made the initial 911 call was interviewed and no arrests were made.

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