Coast Guard rescues 5 kayakers near Cape Disappointment State Park

29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo

Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 29-foot Response Boat Small-II File Photo

WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued three children and two adults who capsized while kayaking near Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park in, Ilwaco, Washington, Wednesday afternoon.

All five individuals, who were wearing lifejackets, were safely rescued and transported to Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, and were transferred to emergency medical services for further care at Ocean Beach Hospital.

Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received a relay call from Pacific County 911 dispatch reporting at least one person in the water. The watchstanders directed the launch of rescue crews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector Columbia River, and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II from Station Cape Disappointment.

All five persons were out of the water and delivered to EMS by 3:17 p.m. The boat crew aboard the rescue boat rescued two children and two adults and the Jayhawk aircrew rescued one child.

On scene at Waikiki Beach there were reported two-foot swells and the water temperature was 58 degrees.

The conditions of all five individuals are unknown at this time, but they were in stable condition with no visual injuries when they were transferred to EMS.

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