Wash. boy pulled from ocean released from hospital



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state boy who survived after being pulled seemingly lifeless from the Pacific Ocean has been released from a Portland hospital.

Oregon Health and Science University spokeswoman Elisa Williams said 12-year-old Dale Ostrander of Spanaway, Wash., was discharged on Wednesday. Williams says privacy laws prevent her from saying where he is going.

Ostrander’s family could not immediately be reached for comment. On a blog set up to chronicle his recovery, family members on Monday asked for prayers that Ostrander be well enough to transfer to a hospital closer to home.

The boy was visiting a southwest Washington beach with a church group when a rip current sucked him out to sea earlier this month. He was under water for 15 minutes or more but stunned doctors and his family when he awoke and spoke.