Coast Guard aircrew recognized for 2017 rescue near Crescent City

Coast Guard aircrew recognized for 2017 rescue near Crescent City
Lt. Edwin Forteza, Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Gardner, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeff Bothman and Lt. Jacob Dorsey stand together following their award ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay in McKinleyville, California, March 8, 2018. (Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard recognized four Sector Humboldt Bay aircrew members during...

Coast Guard suspends search for crab fisherman near Humboldt Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for crab fisherman near Humboldt Bay
Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for a Dungeness crab fisherman who fell overboard from the 47-foot commercial fishing vessel Chief Joseph approximately eight miles west of the South Spit in Humboldt Bay. The suspension comes after Coast Guard crews from Station Humboldt Bay, Air Station Humboldt...

Coast Guard assists 3 fishermen in distress near Humboldt Bay

Coast Guard assists 3 fishermen in distress near Humboldt Bay
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard aided three fishermen in distress after the engine room on their vessel began flooding near Humboldt Bay, Saturday. A good Samaritan issued a mayday call to Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 around 10 a.m., reporting that the commercial fishing vessel Gerry B was taking on water...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Noyo River

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Noyo River
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 22-year-old fisherman near Noyo River who was reportedly suffering from abdominal pains aboard the 42-foot commercial fishing vessel Princess, Sunday. The Princess’ crew contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders on VHF-FM channel 16 around 4 p.m., requesting help for...

Coast Guard rescues 16-year-old hiker from cliff near Crescent City

Coast Guard rescues 16-year-old hiker from cliff near Crescent City
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 16-year-old boy who fell from the Coastal Trail on Highway 101 and was stranded 300 feet up from a cliff face near Crescent City, Saturday night. The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers called Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders around 10 p.m., to request a helicopter...

Coast Guard seeks tips, information on recent laser attacks on helicopters

Coast Guard seeks tips, information on recent laser attacks on helicopters
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay prepares for a night flight. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Kevin J. Neff) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard is asking the public for tips or information regarding recent laser attacks aimed against rescue helicopter crews. The latest attack occurred Tuesday evening near the Arcata-Eureka airport as...

Coast Guard deploys more California crews in support of Hurricane Harvey response

Coast Guard deploys more California crews in support of Hurricane Harvey response
A member of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Strike Team prepares to load an all-terrain vehicle into a C-27 Spartan aircraft at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento in Sacramento, Calif., Aug. 28, 2017.  ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard deployed additional California-based personnel and equipment in support of Hurricane Harvey relief operations Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento flight crew...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from Smith River

Coast Guard rescues 3 from Smith River
USCG File Photo SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued three teenagers Tuesday from the Smith River approximately seven miles east of the U.S. Highway 101 bridge in Crescent City. Del Norte County Sheriff personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders at approximately 5:50 p.m., reporting that three teenagers became stranded after their vessel capsized and they needed a helicopter...

Coast Guard medevacs distressed hiker from Lost Coast Trail

Coast Guard medevacs distressed hiker from Lost Coast Trail
USCG File Photo SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard medevaced a 29-year-old female hiker Thursday from the Lost Coast Trail approximately 45 miles south of Humboldt Bay. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders at approximately 11 a.m., reporting an activated Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) by a distressed hiker needing...