Coast Guard rescues 2 children, 1 adult from capsized vessel in front of Station Tilamook

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SEATTLE — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garabaldi, Oregon, rescued two children and one adult after their boat capsized in front of the station, Tuesday.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Sandler, a machinery technician assigned to Station Tillamook, was working on the pier at approximately 2:30 p.m. when he heard screams for help and saw a female child swimming toward the pier. He assisted the girl onto the pier and called station watchstanders.

A 29-foot Response Boat—Small II crew launched to assist the other two people, an adult male and a male child, who were holding on to the break wall approximately 200 yards from the station pier.

Both children were wearing life jackets.

All three were taken to by EMS Tillamook County General Hospital, they were reported in good condition.

Crewmembers recovered the 14-foot skiff with no reports of pollution.

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