Coast Guard takes injured boater to Port Angeles

  • Wed Sep 19th, 2012 2:02pm
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Associated Press

PORT ANGELES — The Coast Guard rescued an injured boater overnight from a sailboat about 13 miles west of Port Angeles.

The Coast Guard said a 53-year-old man was severely injured Tuesday night by the boom on his 40-foot sailboat at Crescent Bay.

A helicopter hoisted the man aboard and took him to Port Angeles with injuries to his back, ribs and both arms.

A 45-foot Coast Guard boat towed the sailboat to Port Angeles.