Skooter reporting 06/14/12
On a small island in the Green River, a naked man who spent the night cold and wet was rescued early Wednesday.
It was reported the man was paddling Tuesday night with his dog when his boat turned over and went under His cell phone dropped in the water but managed to swim to a small island in the middle of the river.
The man was reported missing later that night by his wife. He wasn’t found until early Wednesday morning when construction workers in the area heard him yelling for help, King County Fire District 44 spokesman Tim Perficul said.
The man and his dog were rescued by a water rescue team back to shore and transported to a hospital for a check up. The man told firefighters he took off his wet clothes to try to avoid hypothermia.