The Coast Guard rescued a man from a 35-foot sailboat in Nisqually Reach, northeast of Olympia, on Tuesday night.
The man onboard a sailboat named Four of Us made a mayday call just after 7:30 p.m., reporting that the boat had either ran aground or was taking on water. He was unsure of his location, and the Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter from its Port Angeles station to find him.
The helicopter crew located the sailboat, hoisted the man on board at approximately 9:30 p.m. and transferred him to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. No injuries were reported.
A salvage operation to retrieve the boat is scheduled.