Coast Guard announces opening of Rogue River Search and Rescue Detachment

13th Coast Guard District News

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard opened its seasonal Rogue River Search and Rescue (SAR) Detachment in Gold Beach, Ore., Friday.

Station Rogue River is an extension of Station Chetco River operated on a seasonal basis from Memorial Day weekend to early fall. The detachment will operate both the 47-foot motor lifeboat and a 23-foot utility boat.

The Coast Guard asks boaters to pay close attention to bar conditions at the Rogue River as the weather can change suddenly. A rough bar warning sign is posted at the Rogue River Station during unfavorable bar conditions.

For more information, contact Coast Guard Station Rogue River on VHF Channel 16 or land line at (541) 247-7219, or Station Chetco River at (541) 469-2242.

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