Firefighters rescued a man from a small island in the Columbia River on Tuesday afternoon after he lost control of his boat.
The 9-foot pontoon boat was just off the shore near Lechelt Road in Finley when it was pushed into the center of the river by the current.
The man was carried toward a small island in the middle of the river east of Kennewick about 1:30 p.m., according to dispatch reports.
A Pasco Fire Department rescue boat helped the man back to shore shortly after 2 p.m. They also were helped by Benton County Fire District 1.
The man was not hurt, but he was wet from the cold river.