Man rescued after boat capsizes in Columbia River - KPTV - FOX 12

Man rescued after boat capsizes in Columbia River

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KALAMA, WA (KPTV) -

Coast Guard crewmembers rescued a man after his boat capsized in the Columbia River near Deer Island.

Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Columbia River received the report at 4 p.m. Monday.

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Portland responded to the scene. Once at the scene, they pulled the man aboard and transported him to Kalama where he was then taken to a local hospital for treatment of hypothermia.

Columbia County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene and will tow the capsized 10 to 12-foot vessel to shore.

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