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Coast guard rescues man near Tillamook Bay

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Crews from the Coast Guard rescued a man near the surf zone in the Tillamook Bay North Jetty area Sunday.

According to the Coast Guard, they received a report just after 2:20 p.m. that a 29-year-old man had been sucked out by a rip current.

He was pulled from the water exhausted and hypothermic by a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Tillamook Bay.

Crews then took the man to emergency medical services for further care.

“I got a visual on a person in a black tank top and we made a direct pickup," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Amber Archer, the coxswain and recently certified Surfman from Station Tillamook Bay. “We got him out of the water and covered him in blankets. The water was about 58 degrees and he was in it for at least 20 to 30 minutes. My crew did a great job keeping him warm and awake."

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