Coast Guard rescues fisherman near Westport Marina in Grays Harbor, Wash.

The Pacific Rim, a 60-foot commercial fishing vessel homeported in Westport, Wash., lies partially submerged near the Westport Marina in Grays Harbor, Oct. 23, 2016. The Coast Guard rescued the only person aboard and transferred him to emergency medical services. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Beresh.

The Pacific Rim, a 60-foot commercial fishing vessel homeported in Westport, Wash., lies partially submerged near the Westport Marina in Grays Harbor, Oct. 23, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Beresh.

WESTPORT, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued a commercial fisherman after the fishing vessel Pacific Rim hit a submerged object just outside the Westport Marina and began taking on water early Sunday morning.

Michael Carroll, 70, was rescued by a Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor boatcrew, aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat, and transferred to emergency medical services at the Westport Marina and was treated for symptoms related to hypothermia while being transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton, Oregon, received a mayday call from the captain of the fishing vessel Pacific Rim at 3:51 a.m., reporting the vessel was taking on water and listing hard to starboard. The watchstander immediately directed the launch of a MLB crew. Carroll was rescued at about 4:15 a.m.

The Pacific Rim is a 60-foot fishing vessel homeported in Westport.

At the time of the sinking the Pacific Rim had 250 gallons of diesel fuel on board. Pollution responders from the Incident Management Division at Sector Columbia River are responding. A more thorough survey of the scene will begin at first light.

A Safety Marine Information Broadcast is being transmitted to remind boaters to be on the lookout for the partially submerged vessel, which is reportedly drifting south with the tide.

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