Video – Vessel overturns in Dabob Bay, three rescued

In this video released by the Coast Guard, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., rescues three men from Dabob Bay near Quilcene, Wash. on Nov. 28, 2008.

Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., rescued the men after Coast Guard Sector Seattle received a call from Jefferson County 911 that a 10-foot aluminum boat had capsized with three people on board. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles recovered the three men, who were all wearing their lifejackets. Emergency medical service personnel were on scene to transport the three men to the local hospital.

“Three men are alive right now because they did the right thing and wore their lifejackets,” said Dan Shipman, recreational boating safety manager for the Coast Guard in the Pacific Northwest.


The Coast Guard reminds boaters that wearing lifejackets is important whenever operating a vessel. The Coast Guard also strongly encourages vessel owners to monitor ever-changing weather conditions and have multiple levels of safety equipment on board their vessels. This includes; properly sized lifejackets for everyone aboard, auditory and visual signaling devices and a VHF-FM marine radio.

The Coast Guard also recommends that mariners take some type of boating safety course. You can contact your local Coast Guard unit in order to enroll in a Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety class or visit: http://www.cgaux.org

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