Coast Guard hoists man with dog to safety in North Bend, Ore., Thursday

NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a man with his dog, Thursday, after the two became stranded on a small island in the Coos River, Ore., approximately three miles east of the North Bend Bridge, Wednesday.

The Coast Guard received a call from the man on his cell phone at approximately 4 p.m., Thursday, stating he had become stranded on the island, Wednesday, at low tide. The man stated that he was hypoglycemic, out of food, feeling weak and unable to refloat his 16-foot pleasure craft at high tide.

Due to shallow water, Coast Guard Station Coos Bay was unable to reach the man.

Group North Bend launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station North Bend at approximately 4:20 p.m.

The Dolphin crew arrived on scene, spotted the man and lowered a rescue swimmer. The crew then lowered a rescue basket and hoisted the man and his dog to the helicopter. The crew transported the man and his dog to Air Station North Bend and placed the man in the care of local EMS.

Both the man and dog were last reported to be in good condition.

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