Coast Guard rescues six from Juan De Fuca Strait

Seattle — The Coast Guard rescued six stranded boaters from the Juan De Fuca Strait, Wash., after their vessel ran aground at approximately 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Seattle — The Coast Guard rescued six stranded boaters from the Juan De Fuca Strait, Wash., after their vessel ran aground at approximately 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., located the grounded recreational vessel Honey Bee and six person crew during an overflight. The crew consisted of four adults and two children.

The crew of the Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the six person crew of Honey Bee to the deck of good Samaritan vessels on scene. The good Samaritan vessels then transferred the crew to a 33-foot Coast Guard response boat from Coast Guard Station Bellingham, Wash.

All six crewmembers were transported to Bellingham with no reported injuries. There were no reports of pollution.

A commercial salvage vessel has been contracted to recover the grounded vessel.



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