Coast Guard rescues two boaters after vessel allides with piling

Coast Guard District 13 NewsSEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from a 22-foot pleasure craft after it allided with a group of piling near the shore of Sand Island, Ore., on the Columbia River, Friday.

A 25-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash., arrived on scene at approximately 9 p.m. and transferred the two boaters on board.

The vessel was positioned on top of the piling at an estimated two feet above the water surface.

Commercial salvage operators refloated the vessel at high tide, Saturday morning and towed it to Ilwaco.

No injures were reported.

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