Coast Guard medically evacuates boater near San Juan Island

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a boater from a sailing vessel north of Friday Harbor, Wash., Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Port Angeles, Wash., received a call from the San Juan County Sheriffs Office at 3:30 p.m. reporting that a 56-year old man had suffered a stroke while aboard a 38-foot sailing vessel.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles was sent to assist.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 4:30 p.m. and hoisted the man.

The boater was then transferred to Harbor View Medical Center.

The condition of the boater is unknown.

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