68-year-old missing boater rescued from Huckleberry Island, Wash

68-year-old missing boater rescued from Huckleberry Island, Wash
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 file photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and fellow first responders found and rescued a missing boater Tuesday morning after he was reported overdue Monday night. 68-year-old Gordon Hay, wearing a wetsuit and lifejacket, was hoisted by the aircrew of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River located in Warrenton, Oregon, and safely transferred...

Coast Guard finds amphetamines, prescription pills during vessel boarding near Anacortes, Wash.

Coast Guard finds amphetamines, prescription pills during vessel boarding near Anacortes, Wash.
A 32-foot cabin cruiser sits at a dock near Anacortes, Wash., after a Coast Guard boarding team discovered a distributable amount of prescription pills, amphetamines and cash on the recreational vessel during a routine safety boarding of the boat, Aug. 9, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Bellingham. SEATTLE – A Coast Guard boarding team discovered amphetamines, prescription pills...

Coast Guard rescues 7 children and 3 adults from raft taking on water in Bellingham Bay

Coast Guard rescues 7 children and 3 adults from raft taking on water in Bellingham Bay
Boat crew members aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Bellingham rescue seven children and three adults from a raft taking on water in the vicinity of Point Francis in Bellingham Bay, Wash., Aug. 8, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Larson. SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued seven kids and three adults from a raft that started taking on water...

Coast Guard rescues 3 mariners after vessel runs aground near Boulder Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 mariners after vessel runs aground near Boulder Island
USCG File Photo SEATTLE- A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles crew hoisted three mariners after vessel ran aground near Boulder Island, Wash., Saturday. The three mariners, who were aboard a 46-foot recreational vessel, climbed onto rocks and were they were safely hoisted and transported to Paine Field, a small international airport in Everett. A Coast Guard Station Bellingham boat crew aboard a...

Coast Guard crew rescues two boys stranded in Lopez Sound, Wash.

Coast Guard crew rescues two boys stranded in Lopez Sound, Wash.
USCG File Photo SEATTLE – A Coast Guard crew rescued two 12-year-old male kayakers who became stranded on Crab Island in Lopez Sound, Wash., Wednesday. The kayakers paddled out to meet Coast Guard Station Bellingham crewmembers aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and were safely transported to the boat ramp at Hunter’s Point on Lopez Island. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received...

Coast Guard hoists mariner from vessel aground north of Vendovi Island, Wash.

Coast Guard hoists mariner from vessel aground north of Vendovi Island, Wash.
USCG File Photo SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews rescued a distressed mariner from a 30-foot sailing vessel that was taking on water and stuck on the rocks north of Vendovi Island, Tuesday night. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, hoisted the man and transported him to Anacortes Airport, where he was safely transferred to emergency medical service personnel to...

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...