Man dead, woman hospitalized after boat capsizes near Marysville

Man dead, woman hospitalized after boat capsizes near Marysville

Man dead, woman hospitalized after boat capsizes near Marysville

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Updated Saturday, May 18 at 1:20 PM

A man died and a woman was rescued from Puget Sound off Priest Point near Marysville late Friday after a small boat capsized.

The U.S. Coast Guard said they received a report of a person in the water shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Friday. Multiple residents reported hearing someone screaming for help.

Shortly after rescue workers arrived, they spotted a woman in the water.  She was rescued and taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for hypothermia.

About a half-mile from the woman, rescuers found an overturned boat, approximately 10 feet long.  Throughout the night, the Coast Guard searched for the woman's male companion.  A deceased man was located on a beach near Mission Walk around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

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