Coast Guard rescues man from Bellingham Bay

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. - A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boat crew rescued a person in the water in Bellingham Bay Sunday night.

The 29-foot response boat crew arrived to help a man who was struggling in the water. The crew safely transported him back to the station where medics transferred him to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

Coast Guard watchstanders received a request for help from 911 dispatch at about 6:30 p.m., saying that a man was struggling and flailing his arms after wading into the waters of Bellingham Bay 20 minutes earlier.

The station boat crew arrived five minutes later.

The water was 46 degrees and there were 10 mph winds at the time of the incident.