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Tuesday, October 21, 2014         

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Washington state man stricken at sea arrives in Honolulu

By Associated Press

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An 81-year-old Washington state man is being treated in Honolulu after he was rescued at sea by a container ship during a medical emergency while sailing to Hawaii.

Robert Bourdon, of Longview, Wash., arrived at Honolulu Harbor this morning aboard the Horizon Reliance, which evacuated him when he was having a stroke more than 1,200 miles northeast of Oahu.

Hawaii News Now reports that his daughter-in-law Jenni Bourdon arrived from Washington to be by his side when crew members carried him into a waiting ambulance.

The Coast Guard says he’s in stable condition.

The Reliance is the same container ship that rescued three Canadians in February. Two men and a 9-year-old boy were attempting their first voyage across the Pacific when they found themselves adrift in rough seas after their mast broke.






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