Coast Guard rescues three fishermen in Kalaloch, Washington

SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three fishermen from Kalaloch Rock near Kalaloch, Wash., Sunday who were trapped on the rocks by the high tide.

At 5:55 p.m. Coast Guard Group Port Angeles, Wash., received a call from 911 asking for assistance in the rescue of the three men.

Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles was unavailable because they were already working case near Olympia, Wash. At 6:32 p.m. an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., was launched to assist the men.

A crew from Coast Guard Station Quillayute River, Wash., attempted to reach them with a 17-foot trailerable skiff but was told that the helicopter crew arrived and hoisted the men before the crew arrived on scene.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 7:12 p.m. and hoisted the three men to safety.

The boat crew brought the reporting source to Station Quillayute River to meet up with the men.

There were no reports of injuries.

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