Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel near Coos Bay

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard responded to a report of a capsized vessel approximately one mile south of the Coos Bay, Ore., South Jetty, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Group North Bend, Ore., received a call at 9:35 a.m. of a 16-foot capsized vessel with one person onboard.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew and a 25-foot response boat crew from Station Coos Bay, along with an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from c, were launched to assist.

A Good Samaritan aboard a 17-foot vessel rescued the man and headed for a local boat ramp before transferring him to the Coast Guard response boat. The man was then taken to awaiting emergency medical services at Station Coos Bay where he was treated for hypothermia.

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