Coast Guard airlifts stranded hiker at Ecola State Park, Ore.

Coast Guard airlifts stranded hiker at Ecola State Park, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard airlifted a hiker stranded on a rock piling at Ecola State Park, Wednesday night. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, hoisted the uninjured man and transported him to Coast Guard Air Station Astoria. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River...

Coast Guard holds memorial for helicopter crew lost 22 years ago

Coast Guard holds memorial for helicopter crew lost 22 years ago
Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay crewmembers gather to honor and remember the crew of CG-6549, June 7, 2019, who were lost on June 8, 1997 in an effort to rescue mariners in distress approximately 60 miles West of Cape Mendocino, California. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard honored the sacrifice of four crewmembers lost at sea in 1997 off the coast of Cape Mendocino,...

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground on Columbia River sand bar

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground on Columbia River sand bar
The 738-foot motor vessel, Gorgoypikoos, sits aground on the Miller Sands bar, east of Tongue Point, Ore., June 2, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River. ASTORIA, Ore.— The Coast Guard responded to a 738-foot motor vessel which ran aground on the Miller Sands Bar, east of Tongue Point, Sunday. The vessel was able to pull itself off the bar early Monday morning at high-tide,...

Kayaker hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew on Long Island, Wash.

Kayaker hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew on Long Island, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 file photo. SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a 67-year-old kayaker who was reported overdue from his trip near Willapa Bay, Washington, Wednesday morning. The man was hoisted by a Coast Guard Air Station Astoria aircrew, safely transported and lowered to his vehicle on shore at 2:28 a.m., where he departed for home. At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday...

Coast Guard rescues two boater near Tillamook Bay, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues two boater near Tillamook Bay, Ore.
Coast Guard crewmembers aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat transit out of Tillamook Bay, Ore., responding to a search and rescue case near Netarts Bay, Ore., Feb. 13, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Tillamook Bay. WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two recreational boaters in distress near Netarts Bay, located about 5 miles southwest of Tillamook, Wednesday morning. Watch-standers...

Coast Guard aircrew hoists male stranded on rock near Tillamook, Oregon

Coast Guard aircrew hoists male stranded on rock near Tillamook, Oregon
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 helicopter file photo TILLAMOOK, Ore. – A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a man who reportedly became stranded on rocks at Cape Lookout State Park near Tillamook, Ore., Monday evening. The man was hoisted by a Coast Guard Air Station Astoria aircrew at 5:43 p.m. and safely transported to shore. A member of the Tillamook Fire Department contacted Coast Guard Sector...

Stranded male calls Coast Guard, gets hoisted from Clatsop Spit, Oregon

Stranded male calls Coast Guard, gets hoisted from Clatsop Spit, Oregon
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted an individual who became stranded on a sand bar on Clatsop Spit, near Fort Stevens, Tuesday morning. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria hoisted and safely transferred the 18-year-old male to Fort Stevens, where he was reunited with his family. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs 52-year-old who jumped 60 feet from Rock Creek Falls

Coast Guard medevacs 52-year-old who jumped 60 feet from Rock Creek Falls
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. – A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a 52-year-old man who reportedly jumped 60 feet from the top of a waterfall at Rock Creek Falls, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter hoisted the man and transported him to the Oregon Health & Science University Hospital trauma...

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 3 fishermen in Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 3 fishermen in Willapa Bay, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three fishermen stranded on rocks in Willapa Bay, Wash., Wednesday evening. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria safely hoisted the three individuals and transported them to the beach. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center personnel received a report...