A woman's body was recovered from the waters around Ballard Bridge after authorities believe she fell from a boat or dock and into the water. It is unclear what caused the fall accident, but police believe that foul play was not involved.

Seattle Woman Dies In Fall Accident From Boat

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Kasia Kim
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An initial investigation into the death of a woman pulled from the water from the Ballard Bridge last week has determined an accidental fall from a boat led to the tragedy.

According to the Seattle Times, 33-year-old Lia Hawkins was an employee on the M/V Sahara, a 300-foot boat that was formally a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship. She was reported missing last week after she left for work, and her body was recovered by divers a day later. While rescue teams had no luck finding the woman on Thursday, she was found floating near a pier near the Ballard Bridge on Friday.

The King County Medical Examiner's Office found that she died from drowning after suffering a skull fracture, and Seattle Police believe that she most likely fell from a dock or from the boat. They believe that Hawkins’ death was an unfortunate fall accident and that no foul play was involved.

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