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Yakima Man and Son Rescued from Island on Yakima River

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YAKIMA, WA - Yakima County Sheriff's Marine Patrol rescued a Yakima man and his teenage son from an island on the Yakima River Sunday morning.

Sam Hitchcock and his son were out duck hunting in a drift style boat when one of the oars broke and he lost control of the boat. The boat got caught in a current and submerged.

The pair made it to an island down the river. The teenage son was wearing a life vest the entire time and neither were injured.

The water temperature was around 44 degrees at the time.

Deputies picked up the Hitchcock and his son and took them back to the landing where Hitchcock's wife was waiting for them with warm clothes.

 

 

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