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November 22, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Man rescued from ship canal early this morning

A man was rescued from the chilly water of the ship canal in Seattle shortly before 1 a.m. today.

A call came into 911 that a man was struggling in the water halfway across the canal near the 1400 block of Northeast Boat Street, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

Somehow, the 31-year-old man was able to communicate with the person who called 911. A Seattle police officer arrived and threw the man a life ring

When firefighters got there, they manage to get man over to a swim step and get him out of the water.

Although the man showed signs of hypothermia, he didn’t appear to be hurt or disoriented and was able to walk to the Medic Unit, according to the fire department. It wasn’t clear how long he had been in the water.

He was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for the hypothermia.

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