Coast Guard rescues 2, searches for third near Coos Bay, Oregon

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard News
ASTORIA, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two men and their dog and is searching for a 50-year-old woman, Monday, after a fishing vessel ran aground near Coos Bay, Ore., Sunday.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend located the two survivors and their dog at the north tip of the north jetty at the entrance to Coos Bay at approximately 7:12 a.m., Monday, before hoisting and transporting them to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay.

The two men and their dog climbed onto the north jetty after the 30-foot wooden-hulled fishing vessel Ruth ran aground on the jetty Monday night. The missing woman was not wearing a survival suit or life jacket at the time of the grounding.

A MH-65 Dolphin crew from Air Station North Bend, a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II crew, 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew and 52-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Coos Bay are searching for the woman in the vicinity of Coos Bay. Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies and Charleston Fire Department are also searching.

The Coast Guard first received an unregistered emergency position indicating radio beacon signal in the vicinity of Charleston, Sunday, at approximately 10:21 p.m.

The RB-S II crew and a ground search party from Station Coos Bay responded to the EPIRB. The RB-S II crew located the EPIRB inside Coos Bay approximately two miles from the jetty up the Coos River among a small debris field at approximately 4:56 a.m., Monday.

Additional search units, including the Dolphin crew and MLB crews, were launched when the debris field was discovered by the RB-S II crew.

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