Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received a call from Pacific County Sheriff at 12:30 a.m. stating a 41-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy were aboard a boat when it capsized in the vicinity of Ellsworth Creek Preserve.
The mother saw her son and boyfriend enter the water as the boat rolled when it approached a boat ramp. She immediately called 911 dispatch. Pacific County Sheriff then relayed the call to the Coast Guard.
The boy was able to swim to shore and was attended to by Pacific County Sheriff responders.
At 1:30 a.m., the MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and located the man within several minutes. The man was wearing a life jacket and slapping the water to get the attention of the crew. The rescue swimmer was deployed and assisted him into the recovery basket.
The man was showing signs of hypothermia when he was picked up by EMS.
His current condition is unknown.
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