Coast Guard searching for overdue vessel near Coos Bay

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a recreational vessel in distress in the vicinity of Winchester Bay, Ore., 20 miles north of Coos Bay, Ore., today.

Coast Guard Group North Bend received the report at 2:00 a.m. from someone stating that they were aboard the recreational vessel Rubber Ducky and had run out of food and water. Later another call came in stating that the vessel was taking on water.

Coast Guard Group North Bend launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and Station Umpqua River launched a response boat crew to assist the vessel.

The searches provided no signs of there having been any vessel in distress in the area.

If anyone has any information reguarding the Rubber Ducky and its crew please contact Coast Guard Group North Bend at (541) 756-9210.

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