Man dead after small boat overturns in WA waters

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FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) -- The Coast Guard says one man died and two survivors have been rescued after a 15-foot motor boat overturned near Sucia Island in northwest Washington's San Juan Islands.

The victim was not immediately identified.

Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says a Good Samaritan boater reported Friday afternoon that he had pulled three people from the water. A Sucia Island park ranger, a San Juan County paramedic and a Coast Guard crewmember all performed CPR on the victim but he did not survive.

Littlejohn says the two survivors showed signs of hypothermia. They were taken to Friday Harbor.

The case is under investigation but Littlejohn says it appears the small boat got hung up on a crab pot.

All three people were wearing lifejackets.