Coast Guard assists in rescue of stranded hikers on King’s Mountain, Ore.

Coast Guard assists in rescue of stranded hikers on King’s Mountain, Ore.
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued two hikers who were stranded on King’s Mountain in Oregon’s Tillamook Forest, Saturday. A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisted the two hikers and a member of a ground search party, who were all impacted by exposure to the cold weather and dropped the subjects off at South Fork Forest Camp where Tillamook County police officers...

Off duty Coast Guardsmen rescues kayaker near Grays Harbor, Wash.

Off duty Coast Guardsmen rescues kayaker near Grays Harbor, Wash.
WARRENTON, Ore. – An off duty Coast Guardsmen rescued a kayaker beset by weather near Grays Harbor, Washington, Saturday. The kayaker was recovered from the Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor Petty Officer, who was underway on a nearby boat, and transferred to shore without further medical concerns. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders received the report of the kayaker in destress from...

Coast Guard responds to partially sunken vessel near Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard responds to partially sunken vessel near Willapa Bay, Wash.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard has opened the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund in the amount of $25,000 to minimize pollution potential from the 125-foot former research vessel Hero, which partially sank at the pier in Bay Center near Willapa Bay, Washington, Monday. The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund was utilized to contract Global Diving and Salvage resulting in the removal of more than 70 gallons...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Hammond, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Hammond, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker who fell out of his kayak while paddling towards the Columbia River near Hammond, Oregon, Sunday. A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew successfully lifted the man from the piling and ferried him to shore where he was met by local emergency medical services and released on site. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders...

Coast Guard, locals rescue man from car in water near Portland, Ore.

Coast Guard, locals rescue man from car in water near Portland, Ore.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard and multiple local agency personnel rescued a man from his car, after it had gone into the Multnomah Channel just north of Sauvie Island Bridge near Portland, Friday. A 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II crew from Coast Guard Station Portland pulled the man from the water and safely transferred him to emergency medical service personnel, who transported him to Legacy Emanuel...

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen at mouth of Columbia River

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen at mouth of Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued three commercial fishermen after their vessel began taking on water at the mouth of the Columbia River early Sunday morning. Boat crews aboard 47-foot motor life boats, from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Washington, assisted in dewatering the vessel and safely towing it into Skipanon Marina. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia...

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River to hold memorial service for fallen Coast Guard member

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River to hold memorial service for fallen Coast Guard member
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of Lt. Devin Hepner at the Sector Columbia River hangar at 11:00 am, Tuesday, that will be open to the public. Anyone interested in attending the memorial service please RSVP no later than 4:00 pm Friday, by following this link: http://ift.tt/2jRTWci Military personnel attending the funeral are required...

Astoria-based Coast Guardsman dies while attending training in Virginia

Astoria-based Coast Guardsman dies while attending training in Virginia
WASHINGTON — An Astoria, Oregon-based Coast Guardsman died Monday at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown in Virginia. Lt. j.g. Devin J. Hepner, 34, of Logan, Utah, was found unresponsive in his barracks room Monday morning and was transported by local emergency medical services to Mary Immaculate Hospital where he later died. Hepner was serving at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River/Marine Safety...

Coast Guard assists 6 aboard disabled fishing vessel off Long Beach, Wash.

Coast Guard assists 6 aboard disabled fishing vessel off Long Beach, Wash.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard assisted the commercial fishing vessel Tracer safely back to shore after the crew of the vessel reported taking on water approximately 4 miles offshore of Long Beach, Washington, Sunday afternoon. The crew of the Tracer was uninjured and the vessel was safely moored in the Port of Ilwaco, Washington.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center...