Coast Guard detachments open for the season

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has opened two search and rescue detachments to provide emergency services on the Coquille River in Bandon, Ore. and the Rogue River in Gold Beach, Ore.

The detachments open seasonally due to increased boating traffic during the summer months and hazardous river bar conditions. The stations will remain open until Labor Day.

The Coast Guard would like to remind boaters to check weather and bar conditions with their local Coast Guard station prior to heading through a bar area. Boaters should also carry and monitor VHF channel 16 on their marine radio for information broadcasts.

For a current Coquille or Rogue River bar report, contact:

Coast Guard Coquille River Patrol at (541) 347-2038

Coast Guard Rogue River Patrol at (541) 247-7219

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