Coast Guard hoists 2 from disabled vessel aground in Yaquina Bay, Oregon

USCG MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo.

USCG MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo.

NEWPORT, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted two mariners from their disabled vessel after they ran aground in Yaquina Bay, Sunday afternoon.

A Coast Guard Air Facility Newport aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter safely hoisted and transported the individuals to the Air Facility.

At approximately 4 p.m., the individuals aboard the 14-foot recreational vessel requested towing assistance from the Coast Guard after their boat ran aground and became disabled on mud flats in the bay.

A Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay boat crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II initially responded, but were unable to reach the vessel due to water depth issues.

Coast Guard Sector North Bend personnel dispatched the aircrew, who arrived on scene and completed the hoist at 8:57 p.m.

No injuries were reported at the time of the hoist.

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