Coast Guard suspends search for overdue kayaker

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue kayaker
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – The Coast Guard and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office suspended their search Saturday for an overdue kayaker who went missing Friday near the Luffenholtz Beach area. The search for Nicolas Brunner, age 19 of McKinleyville, was suspended after...

Coast Guard searches for missing kayaker near Luffenholtz Beach

Coast Guard searches for missing kayaker near Luffenholtz Beach
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office are searching the Trinidad Bay area after an unmanned kayak was found near Luffenholtz Beach. Missing is a 19-year-old male, last seen wearing a yellow vest. Local authorities received a call at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday of a missing person, which coincided with...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to plane crash in Humboldt Bay

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to plane crash in Humboldt Bay
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin pilot from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay scans the site of a downed aircraft, Feb. 6, 2020, in North Humboldt Bay, California. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard) EUREKA, Calif. — Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a plane crash in North Humboldt Bay, Thursday morning. At approximately 7:10 a.m., the Eureka Police Department relayed a distress call to Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Humboldt Bay

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Humboldt Bay
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo EUREKA, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel near the Humboldt Bay entrance channel, Sunday evening. A crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Elly notified Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders at approximately 7:10 p.m., that their vessel was sinking near the south jetty of the Humboldt Bay entrance channel. The watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Oregon man

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Oregon man
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo BROOKINGS, Ore. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 59-year-old-man after more than 22 hours of combined searches in the vicinity of Brookings. Missing is Dan VanCleave. Coast Guard Sector North Bend coordinated 14 combined searches, which were conducted by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend, an...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Oregon following $54 million cocaine seizure

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Oregon following $54 million cocaine seizure
Coast Guard Cutter Alert file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll ASTORIA, Ore. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to their homeport of Astoria Friday following a 10,700 nautical mile, 65-day, multi-mission patrol, resulting in the interdiction of nearly 4,000 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $54 million. Alert’s crew conducted counterdrug operations in international...

Coast Guard rescues hiker from sea cliff in Patricks Point State Park

Coast Guard rescues hiker from sea cliff in Patricks Point State Park
A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter conducts a cliffside rescue after a hiker became stranded near the base of the sea cliff in Patricks Point State Park in Trinidad, California, July 4, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Arcata Mad River Ambulance Services) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif — The Coast Guard rescued a 22-year-old man who fell to the base of a sea cliff while hiking in Patrick’s Point State...

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...