Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters in 3 cases near Humboldt County

A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay returns to shore after completing their third vessel tow near Humboldt Bay, Calif., Aug. 5, 2018. All three vessels were towed to harbor in Humboldt Bay, and all six mariners aboard the vessels were uninjured. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary/released)

A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay returns to shore after completing their third vessel tow near Humboldt Bay, Calif., Aug. 5, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary)

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued six mariners aboard disabled vessels in three separate cases off the coast of Humboldt County, Saturday.

A good Samaritan vessel, the Juda Paul, assisted a Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew with the first rescue, which began five miles off of Cape Mendocino just before noon.

The second case took place eight miles north of the Humboldt Bay entrance at 1 p.m., and the final case began around 3 p.m. near the location of the first rescue off Cape Mendocino. Station Humboldt Bay boat crews towed all three vessels to harbor in Humboldt Bay.

“Today’s rescues emphasize the importance of having a reliable means of communication and a back-up before going offshore, even in good weather,” said Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary, the Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay operations officer. “The crews at Station Humboldt Bay did an outstanding job today, and I’d also like to thank the alert good Samaritan crew, who responded quickly and safely to a call for assistance.”

There were no reported injuries.

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