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Coast Guard rescues man swept out to sea near Grays Harbor

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OCEAN SHORES, WA (AP) -

The Coast Guard rescued a man who was swept out to sea while wading in the water near Grays Harbor.

The man, who was in his early twenties, had drifted about 300 yards past the tip of the jetty on Sunday. After a Coast Guard crew rescued the man, he was treated for hypothermia and taken back to the Grays Harbor station for further medical care.

The Coast Guard had been alerted to the man's plight by a 911-caller who said a man without a life jacket was being swept away from the jetty and was calling for help.

Officials said the rescue illustrates the dangers along the Oregon and Washington coast. Big waves, rip currents and unseen deep holes can be treacherous.

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