Coast Guard rescues 3, 1 dead after boat hits salmon pen in Port Angeles Harbor

SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews rescued two adults and one child after a 20-foot personal craft allided with a salmon pen resulting in the death of one adult male in Port Angeles Harbor, Tuesday night.

A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew diverted from training Tuesday after observing a person on the boat attempting CPR on an unresponsive individual. The aircrew lowered a rescue swimmer, who then swam to the platform on the fish pier to assist with CPR.

A Coast Guard Station Port Angeles 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew embarked all four people from the boat and brought them to emergency medical technicians waiting at the pier at Station Port Angeles. The Port Angeles Police Department reported that one of the injured adults aboard the boat had been declared deceased. The salmon pens reportedly were not in use at the time the allision occurred.

The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Clallam County Marine Unit and the Port Angeles Police Department.

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