Man rescued from overturned dinghy

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man clinging to an overturned dinghy in Port Townsend Bay, Wash today.

James Caetta, 50, was found calling for help while clinging to his overturned dinghy.

Coast Guard Group Port Angeles, Wash., received a call for assistance from the Jefferson County Dispatch Office after a Caetta flipped his dinghy in Port Townsend Bay.

The Jefferson County Fire Department arrived on scene first and was able to pull the Caetta out of the water. After checking his vital signs, it was apparent that he was suffering from hypothermia and would need immediate transit to a hospital.

A Coast Guard HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles hoisted Caetta and transported him to Harborview Medical Center here.

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