Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, along with the Canadian Coast Guard, rescued a 60-year-old man from a capsized vessel near the Hoko River in Sekiu, Wash., Sunday night.
The man was able to survive 45-mins in the water thanks to wearing a LIFEJACKET. #WEARIT
"This rescue highlights the absolute necessity for mariners to always wear personal floatation devices while on the water," said Petty Officer Alexander Polyak, an operations specialist at Sector Puget Sound. "Additionally, our joint coordination with the Canadian Coast Guard demonstrates how maritime safety transcends national boundaries; this case provided a unique opportunity to work directly with our international partners for a rapid, successful response."
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