Coast Guard boatcrew rescues person in the water in Bellingham Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard boatcrew rescues person in the water in Bellingham Bay, Wash.
SEATTLE – A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boat crew rescued a person in the water in Bellingham Bay, Wash., Sunday evening.   The Station Bellingham 29-foot Response Boat Small II crew arrived on scene to assist a man struggling in the water and safely transported him back to the station where local Emergency Medical Services personnel waited at the station to transfer him to PeaceHealth St. Joseph...

Coast Guard rescues 1 mariner aboard disabled vessel in Bellingham Bay

Coast Guard rescues 1 mariner aboard disabled vessel in Bellingham Bay
A 27-foot crab boat sits disabled and adrift in the shoals of Bellingham Bay, December 31, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Bellingham.) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued one mariner aboard a disabled vessel after he become disoriented in Bellingham Bay, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command center received a report from Station Bellingham of the disabled and adrift...

Good Samaritan boaters rescue 4 from plane crash in San Juan Islands

Good Samaritan boaters rescue 4 from plane crash in San Juan Islands
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Good Samaritan boaters aboard the vessel Northern Rose rescued four people from a plane crash in Cattle Pass near the south end of Lopez Island, Friday morning. The four survivors, one woman and three men, were transported to Friday Harbor by the crew of the Northern Rose and are being treated for injuries and hypothermia by emergency medical services. Watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard presents awards for heroic rescue near Cherry Point

Coast Guard presents awards for heroic rescue near Cherry Point
The Coast Guard awarded the Silver Life Saving Medal to Tom R. Broselle, and the Meritorious Public Service Award to Jacob Broselle and Thomas M. Broselle in a ceremony held at Coast Guard Station Bellingham, Wash., July 5, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi.) SEATTLE – The Coast Guard awarded the Silver Life Saving Medal to Tom R. Broselle, and the Meritorious...

Coast Guard rescues 10 children and 2 adults from sailboat aground north of Shaw Island

Coast Guard rescues 10 children and 2 adults from sailboat aground north of Shaw Island
A Tow Boat U.S. crew stands by the Sailing Vessel Cutty Sark, which sits hard aground north of Shaw Island, Wash., June 12, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Bellingham. SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews removed 10 children and two adults from a sailboat, which went aground on Bird Rock north of Shaw Island Sunday. The rescued children and two adults are being transported to Cornet Bay,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from boat taking on water near Iceberg Island, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues 2 from boat taking on water near Iceberg Island, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel rescued two men from a boat taking on water near Iceberg Island, Washington, Wednesday afternoon. A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boatcrew, aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, safely removed the two men from the 40-foot vessel and transported them to Anacortes while there vessel was towed to Port Townsend by Vessel Assist. The Coast Guard was notified by a good...

Coast Guard boatcrew hit by green laser during routine training operations in Bellingham

Coast Guard boatcrew hit by green laser during routine training operations in Bellingham
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard boatcrew was hit by a green laser light while underway near the Squalicum Harbor area of Bellingham, Wednesday night, ending a valuable training opportunity due to medical concerns. The crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium, from Coast Guard Station Bellingham, had to return to base and a backup boatcrew had to be called to stand the remainder of the watch. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Bellingham, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Bellingham, Wash.
A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Bellingham, Wash., approaches the 57-foot fishing vessel Bergen. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Fernando Pratesi. SEATTLE — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Bellingham rescued three men after the 57-foot fishing vessel Bergen washed onto the rocks in Squalicum Harbor, Thursday morning. The three men were safely transported to Station...

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker near Larrabee State Park

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker near Larrabee State Park
SEATTLE — A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Bellingham rescued an injured hiker after he fell off a cliff into the water at Larrabee State Park, Saturday evening. The 30-year-old man, who reportedly suffered a head injury, was transferred to EMS at 7:20 p.m. Bellingham police department personnel contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound at 6:50 p.m., asking for assistance...