Coast Guard rescues two men from rocks at Makah Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard District 13 NewsSEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued two men, Friday, who were stranded on rocks at Makah Bay, Wash., after their vessel ran aground.

The 13th Coast Guard District Command Center received an electronic position indicating radio beacon notification at 11:30 p.m. The EPIRB is registered to the 37-foot aluminum hull fishing vessel Western Nomad that departed Friday morning but did not returned to harbor.

Coast Guard small boats from Station Neah Bay, Wash., and Quillayute River, Wash., and an Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew were launched to investigate the EPIRB notification. The helicopter crew located the Western Nomad hard aground on rocks in Makah Bay with two crewmembers stranded. Both men were hoisted into the helicopter and transferred to Coast Guard Station Neah Bay where local EMS were standing by. There were no reported injuries.

The vessel poses no threat to navigation and was carrying approximately 200 gallons of fuel. Coast Guard marine investigators are scheduled to conduct an over flight, Saturday, to assess any environmental impact.

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