PORT TOWNSEND: Windsurfer missed by tanker

A windsurfer who narrowly avoided being hit by a tanker was picked up by a research vessel north of Marrowstone Island.

The Coast Guard sent a helicopter to help the 43-year-old Kent man about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, said Petty Officer 1st Class Ray Riechl. The man, who left from Fort Flagler State Park, was having problems and drifted into a vessel traffic lane.

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer was lowered into the water and stayed with the windsurfer until a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel took the man to Port Townsend.

He was reported in good condition, Reichl said.

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