Coast Guard assists 3 aboard disabled vessel

SEATTLE — Coast Guard assisted an injured boater and two other passengers off of Point Francis, Wash., Thursday.

Coast Guard Station Bellingham, Wash., was contacted via cell phone at 1:45 p.m. by the passengers of a 28-foot pleasure boat requesting assistance.

A male passenger was injured while trying to fix the engine after it failed.

A 33-foot boat crew from Station Bellingham responded to the scene. Two crewman boarded the disabled vessel to stabilize the injured man and the 33-foot boat crew towed the disabled boat to Fairhaven Marina in Bellingham, where Whatcom County Fire and Rescue transported the injured man to St. Joseph’s Hospital.

The condition of the iunjured man is unknown at this time.

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