Coast Guard rescues man after sailboat capsizes on Columbia River

DEER PARK, Ore. (AP) - Coast Guard officials say one man was rescued after his sailboat capsized on the Columbia River near Deer Island, Oregon.

Coast Guard Station Portland crewmembers responded Monday evening after a people on a tug boat reported that the approximately 12-foot sailboat capsized.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the man was tossed a life ring and pulled onto their boat before he was taken to Kalama, Washington and to a local hospital.

The Coast Guard says the boater was reportedly hypothermic.

Authorities in Columbia County towed the capsized vessel to shore.

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