Coast Guard rescues missing diver in Tillamook Bay, Ore.

13th Coast Guard District NewsASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a missing diver in Tillamook Bay, Ore., Friday.

Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay recieved a call from the Tillamook 911 dispatch after the diver was reported missing by friends at approximately 8 p.m.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew and a 25-foot response boat crew from Tillamook Bay and an HH-60 helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria were launched to the scene. Coast Guard personnel along with personnel from the Rockaway, Garibaldi and Tillamook, Ore., Fire Departments and the Tillamook Sheriff’s Department searched the shoreline and water for the man and located him in the water near Cape Meares south of Tillamook Bay at 9:45 p.m.

The man was taken to Garibaldi where he was treated for minor hypothermia by a waiting Tillamook Ambulance emergency medical response crew.

The duties of Station Tillamook Bay include rough water rescues, maritime environmental protection, maritime law enforcement, boating safety and implementation of the commercial fishing vessel safety regulations. The station averages more than 150 search and rescue cases a year.

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