Coast Guard rescues six after two vessels collide on Yaquina Bay, Ore.

13th Coast Guard District NewsSEATTLE — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay in Newport, Ore., rescued six boaters in upper Yaquina Bay on Thursday.

Station Yaquina Bay launched a 25-foot response boat crew after receiving a report of a vessel collision at approximately 3 p.m.

The crew arrived on scene to find two pleasure crafts, each carrying three boaters, pinned together as a result of the collision.

Three boaters from one vessel suffered injuries and were transferred to local EMS on shore. The remaining three boaters remained on scene after not suffering any injuries.

A second 25-foot response boat crew launched to assist the initial crew with transporting the three remaining boaters to shore.

The response boat crews later separated the pleasure crafts and towed them to South Beach Marina in Newport.

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