Coast Guard searching for four near Seaview, Wash.

13th Coast Guard District NewsASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard is searching for four people in the water near Seaview, Wash., Saturday.

Sector Columbia River in Astoria is responding to an EPIRB signal, which led Coast Guard personnel to a debris field approximately 17 miles west of Leadbetter Point near Willapa Bay.

An MH-60 helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River along with two 47-foot motor lifeboat crews from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, Wash., and Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., respectively, were dispatched to the scene after Sector Columbie River received an EPIRB distresss signal from the 62-foot fishing vessel Lady Cecelia, homeported in Warrenton, Ore., at 3:47 a.m. Coast Guard crews found the debris field when they arrived to the signal’s source. Since then, the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk and an HH-65 helicopter crew from Port Angeles, Wash., a 52-foot motor lifeboat from Station Cape Disappointment and a second MH-60 helicopter crew from Astoria have joined the search along with a C-130 search plane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif.

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