Man with head injury rescued from boat that ran aground

SEATTLE (AP) — Coast Guard crews hoisted a man with a head injury from a sport fishing vessel that ran aground near Chinook Harbor, Washington.

The Coast Guard says the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center in Astoria, Oregon, was notified at 10:40 a.m. Monday that a person aboard a 20-foot (6-meter) boat had suffered a head injury after the boat ran aground.

The Coast Guard says a response boat and helicopter arrived at about 11 a.m. Along with help from four other people on the grounded boat, crews got the injured man up into the helicopter.

He was taken to an Astoria hospital. The Coast Guard says his condition was reported as stable.

The rescue boat crew towed the boat into Chinook Harbor after it was freed from a sand bar.