Coast Guard assists after fishing vessel sinks near Florence, Oregon

Coast Guard assists after fishing vessel sinks near Florence, Oregon
Coast Guard Air Facility Newport MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard crews responded to a fishing vessel crew who abandoned ship in the early morning hours Monday near Florence. At approximately 1:50 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a distress call from the captain of fishing vessel Aquarius stating all crew members were abandoning ship. The...

Coast Guard rescues mother, son from cliffs near Cape Arago, OR

Coast Guard rescues mother, son from cliffs near Cape Arago, OR
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. COOS BAY, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued a mother and son Thursday after they had fallen from the cliffs while hiking at Cape Arago near Coos Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received an agency assist request from Coos County Dispatch, at 12:04 p.m. for two people who had fallen from the cliff. The mother reported...

Coast Guard, partners rescue 7 from cliffs near Yaquina Head

Coast Guard, partners rescue 7 from cliffs near Yaquina Head
A Coast Guard Air Facility Newport MH-65 Dolphin aircrew rescues 7 people trapped on a cliff. AGATE BEACH, Ore. – The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued three adults and four children from the cliffs Friday south of Yaquina Head near Agate Beach. The seven people were reportedly swept away by a rip current and became trapped on the cliffs. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend...

North Bend aircrew honored for saving the life of fellow Coast Guardsman

North Bend aircrew honored for saving the life of fellow Coast Guardsman
NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard rescue swimmer received the Meritorious Service Medal Thursday during a ceremony at Coast Guard Sector North Bend. Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad Morris was recognized for his lifesaving actions on the morning of Oct. 22, 2019, at approximately 9:30 a.m. Morris responded to a fellow aircrew member who was suffering acute ventricular fibrillation leading to cardiac arrest...

Sew others may live: making masks for the fight against COVID-19

Sew others may live: making masks for the fight against COVID-19
Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad Morris sews materials at a sewing machine in the rescue swimmer shop in North Bend, Oregon, April 10, 2020.
  (Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Bend) NORTH BEND, OR. – Coast Guard aviation survival technicians, better known as rescue swimmers, undergo some of the most intense training available in any military branch. They are highly conditioned...

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman 10 miles off Oregon coast

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman 10 miles off Oregon coast
A Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew prepares to medically evacuate an injured fisherman off the 334-foot commercial fishing vessel Arctic Storm approximately 10 miles southwest of Newport, Oregon, Nov. 19, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend) NEWPORT, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated an injured fisherman Tuesday morning off the...

Coast Guard suspends search for man off central Oregon coast

Coast Guard suspends search for man off central Oregon coast
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary NEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a man Monday after more than 11 hours of combined searches in the vicinity of Whale Cove near Depoe Bay. Coast Guard Sector North Bend coordinated eight combined searches, which were conducted by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport, a 47-foot...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people 36 miles west of Florence, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues 3 people 36 miles west of Florence, Ore.
A rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Sector North Bend helps two mariners dewater their vessel about 40 miles off the Oregon coast, May 11, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend. FLORENCE, Ore. — Coast Guard crews and a good Samaritan rescued three people aboard a vessel that was taking on water 36 miles offshore from Florence, Ore., Saturday. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from...

83-year-old hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew near Newport, Oregon

83-year-old hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew near Newport, Oregon
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 file photo by Andy Parker, Lincoln County Ropes Rescue Team. NEWPORT, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an 83-year-old male in Newport, Monday evening, after receiving a request for assistance from a local fire rescue crew. A Coast Guard Air Facility Newport crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoisted the individual and transported him to awaiting emergency...