Russell rescue: Mercer Island Marine Patrol assists Seahawks quarterback

Island officers helped Russell Wilson out after his boat had mechanical issues.

Russell Wilson may still have to worry about a leaky offensive line, but at least his boat problems are covered.

Mercer Island Marine Patrol provided assistance to the Seahawks quarterback last week, when he experienced some mechanical trouble while cruising on Lake Washington.

Officers Todd Roggenkamp and Greg Levinson arrived on the scene to help Wilson, who posed for a picture with the officers to thank them.

The police department posted the selfie with Wilson on its Facebook page, writing that the officers “provided an assist for the big win,” and hope “for a great year ahead for the Seahawks.”

The mission of the Marine Patrol is the promotion of boating safety and the protection of life and property in the waters surrounding Mercer Island and the cities of Bellevue and Renton.

It provides regular boat patrols of the lake and surrounding shoreline, enforces state and local laws, answers calls for assistance, gives emergency medical aid, suppresses boat and waterfront fires, investigates water-related accidents and educates the public in safe boating practices.