Coast Guard rescues three people from a sinking boat near Portland, Oregon

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard News
SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people off a 43-foot pleasure craft taking on water near North Portland Harbor in Portland, Ore., Wednesday.

The 43-foot pleasure craft sank north of the North Portland Harbor near Hayden Island, Ore., in approximately eight feet of water.

Crewmembers from Marine Safety and Security Team Seattle rescue three people from a 43-foot pleasure craft near North Portland Harbor in Portland, Ore., Sept. 18, 2013.  Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a distress call after the vessel began taking on water.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Crewmembers from Marine Safety and Security Team Seattle rescue three people from a 43-foot pleasure craft near North Portland Harbor in Portland, Ore., Sept. 18, 2013. 

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstandards received a distress call at approximately 4:30 p.m. from a person whose boat was taking on water.

Two 25-foot Response Boat-Small crews from Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team Seattle were conducting training in the area and diverted to the scene, where they took the three people off the sinking boat.

The three people were taken to Jantzen Beach in Portland, Ore., where no medical attention was needed.

The pleasure craft has approximately 200 gallons of fuel onboard; however, there are no reports of pollution at this time.

 

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