Coast Guard rescues man after vessel capsizes in Yaquina Bay, Oregon

13th Coast Guard District NewsNEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a man whose vessel capsized in Yaquina Bay, Ore., Saturday.

Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay received a call from the distressed boater at approximately 10:30 a.m., stating his 22-foot recreational craft was taking on water, with only himself aboard, on the north side of Yaquina Bay’s north jetty, off North Beach.

Coast Guard Group North Bend launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew, a 25-foot response boat crew, and a land unit, all from Station Yaquina Bay, to the vicinity of the north jetty, as well as an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport.

The Station Yaquina Bay land unit arrived on North Beach as the 47-foot motor lifeboat crew and 25-foot response boat crew arrived on scene and spotted the man in the water, approximately 50 yards off North Beach, at approximately 10:38 a.m. Crew members from the land unit entered the water and helped the exhausted man to shore.

The man, who was wearing a life jacket, was placed in the care of Lincoln County, Ore., Fire and Rescue.

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