Man rescued after boat flips in Willamette River

The victim was reportedly alive and breathing when he was sent to the hospital

A good Samaritan helped rescue a man from the Willamette River Thursday evening after his boat flipped over, June 9, 2015. (Courtesy, Robert Delahanty)
A good Samaritan helped rescue a man from the Willamette River Thursday evening after his boat flipped over, June 9, 2015. (Courtesy, Robert Delahanty)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A good Samaritan helped rescue a man from the Willamette River Thursday evening after his boat flipped over, officials said.

Witnesses on the beach said they heard someone screaming and saw a motorboat spinning around in circles around 8:30 p.m.

According to the Coast Guard, a good Samaritan swam out to help a person who landed in the water after the boat flipped. The person in the water needed help staying afloat. He reportedly had trouble swimming.

The victim and good Samaritan were pulled onto another person’s boat. From there, the Coast Guard took over and helped transport the victim to the hospital.

He was reportedly in and out of consciousness when he was rescued, but was breathing. The latest reports indicated he was alive.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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