Boater rescued in Douglas County

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GARDINER, Ore. -- A boater was rescued in the Gardiner area of Douglas County Monday evening, Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports.

Around 6:09 p.m., the Douglas County 9-1-1 center received a call from 62-year-old Robert Buck stating he was stranded in his boat on the north point of Bolon Island on the Umpqua River.

Buck stated he was cold, wet and in need of assistance.

Emergency services were dispatched to the man's area, including deputies from the sheriff's office.

Gardiner Fire Department launched a small craft and was able to rescue Buck from his boat and bring him to dry land.

He was cold, but otherwise unharmed, officials said.

Buck launched his boat around 3 p.m., lost track of time, and low tide eventually prevented him from getting back to shore, the report said.

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