Washington boy pulled from ocean finally home

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PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) -- A 12-year-old Washington state boy pulled seemingly lifeless from the Pacific Ocean six weeks ago after being underwater for at least 15 minutes has gone home.

KOMO-TV (http://bit.ly/r5B5DA) showed Dale Ostrander gingerly walking out of a Piece County hospital.

His mother -- Kirsten Ostrander -- says Dale is not 100 percent, but that she expects a full recovery.

The boy was visiting a southwest Washington beach with a church group in early August when a rip current sucked him out to sea.

Dale suffered brain damage and is relearning how to walk and talk. Therapists will continue to help him at his Spanaway home with his speech and concentration.