Man rescued after sailboat capsizes on Columbia River

The boater was reportedly hypothermic when Coast Guard rescued him

The Columbia River flows past the Vista House o Crown Point at right near Corbett, Ore., Wednesday, March 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
The Columbia River flows past the Vista House of Crown Point at right near Corbett, Ore., Wednesday, March 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

DEER PARK, Ore. (AP) — Coast Guard officials say one man was rescued after his sailboat capsized on the Columbia River near Deer Island, Oregon.

Coast Guard Station Portland crewmembers responded Monday evening after a people on a tug boat reported that the approximately 12-foot sailboat capsized.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the man was tossed a life ring and pulled onto their boat before he was taken to Kalama, Washington and to a local hospital.

The Coast Guard says the boater was reportedly hypothermic.

Authorities in Columbia County, Oregon towed the capsized vessel to shore.