Coast Guard, locals respond to downed aircraft near Kalama, OR

Coast Guard, locals respond to downed aircraft near Kalama, OR
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard, local first responders and good Samaritans are responding to a downed aircraft Monday near Kalama and Sandy Island in the Columbia River. The plane’s tail is white with blue stripes. The letter N and number 7 are also visible on the body of the aircraft. It is currently unknown how many people...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing teen near Long Beach, WA

Coast Guard suspends search for missing teen near Long Beach, WA
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday evening for a 14-year-old boy reportedly swept offshore while swimming near Long Beach, Washington. The teenager was reported to be missing by his friend who confirmed he was wearing a red swimmers cap, gray T-shirt and black swim shorts. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River...

Coast Guard halts illegal use of “paper captains”

Coast Guard halts illegal use of “paper captains”
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries law enforcement teams investigated and ceased the use of illegal foreign nationals on a fleet of commercial tuna fishing vessels that operate out of the State of Washington during the summer months. Since 2019, Coast Guard personnel, working collaboratively with CBP and NOAA agents,...

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman fallen overboard off Grays Harbor, WA

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman fallen overboard off Grays Harbor, WA
A boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Grays Harbor transits toward waters off Westport, Washington.  File photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark GRAYS HARBOR, Wash. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Friday for a 47-year-old man who reportedly fell overboard while underway fishing for halibut 28 miles northwest of Grays Harbor. Missing is Jason LaBrie of Oregon City,...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 25 miles off Tillamook Bay, OR

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 25 miles off Tillamook Bay, OR
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo TILLAMOOK, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 19-year-old crew member aboard the 38-foot commercial fishing vessel Joseph Tuesday afternoon 25 miles west of Tillamook Bay. At approximately 1:40 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call from the vessel’s captain reporting the crew member was experiencing...

Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker near Grays Harbor, WA

Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker near Grays Harbor, WA
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew from Sector Columbia River medevaced an injured hiker Monday evening from the south jetty of Grays Harbor, Washington. The hiker reportedly suffered a broken leg and was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for higher medical care. At 5:28 p.m., watchstanders at Sector Columbia...

Coast Guard medevacs hiker fallen 100 feet near Hug Point State Park, OR

Coast Guard medevacs hiker fallen 100 feet near Hug Point State Park, OR
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photoSEASIDE, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a male hiker who fell more than 100 feet from a cliff Friday afternoon near Hug Point State Park south of Cannon Beach. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a request for assistance from Seaside emergency dispatch at 4:27 p.m. First responders with the Seaside Fire Department...

Coast Guard medevacs man from tug boat 60-miles off Grays Harbor

Coast Guard medevacs man from tug boat 60-miles off Grays Harbor
A man is tended too by awaiting EMS after he was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter crew from a vessel off the Washington coast on Feb. 18, 2021. (Coast Guard photo by Sector Columbia River) ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man Thursday afternoon from the tug boat Commitment, 60-miles off Grays Harbor. At approximately 2 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 1 dog from fishing vessel near Willapa Bay, WA

Coast Guard rescues 3 people, 1 dog from fishing vessel near Willapa Bay, WA
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WESTPORT, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued three people and one dog from a commercial fishing vessel taking on water Saturday morning off Willapa Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a distress call at approximately 7:30 a.m. The vessel Terry F reported a loss of power and was taking on water four miles offshore. An...