Bellingham man has a long recoverya ahead after car hits deer

A Bellingham man needed brain surgery and remained in critical condition at a Seattle hospital this week after his car hit a deer in Grays Harbor County, according to his family. Shea Austin Baumgart, 30, a commercial salmon and crab fisherman, was driving a Chevrolet Impala to Westport around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, en route to a job preparing crab pots for the coming season.