Two men were rescued from the water near Day Island Sunday after their boat capsized and left them treading water for more than an hour, according to West Pierce Fire & Rescue.
A passerby spotted one man in the water about 5 p.m. and helped him to a nearby dock, then called 911.
Due to a language barrier, fire crews did not immediately know there was another man still in the water.
Firefighters learned the boat had overturned between Salmon Beach and the Narrows Bridge around 4 p.m.
Armed with new information, a fire boat quickly found the capsized boat near Chambers Bay. No one was on board.
The second man was found in the water about a quarter mile from the boat.
A diver and rescue swimmer were about able to pull the man to the fire boat.
He was conscious, but had to be hospitalized for exposure.