Coast Guard rescues surfer near Willapa Bay, Washington

Coast Guard rescues surfer near Willapa Bay, Washington
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a 40-year-old male who had become caught in strong currents while surfing near Willapa Bay, Saturday afternoon. A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River aircrew, aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, safely recovered and transported the surfer to shore, where Emergency Medical Service personnel...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs NOAA observer from vessel off Washington Coast

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs NOAA observer from vessel off Washington Coast
Coast Guard  MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated an ill man off a factory trawler underway 30 miles off the Washington Coast, Friday Night. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River safely hoisted the 24-year-old man and flew him to awaiting emergency medical services, which transported him to Columbia...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to large sheen on the Columbia River

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to large sheen on the Columbia River
A sheen is pictured by a Coast Guard member aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector Columbia River during an overflight of the river between Washington and Oregon, Oct. 24, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River. ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology and Oregon Department of Environment Quality personnel are responding to a large sheen on the...

Coast Guard rescues man after skiff overturns in rough water near Westport, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues man after skiff overturns in rough water near Westport, Wash.
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Chief Petty Officer Mark Coady WESTPORT, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued a man after rough waters overturned his skiff near the entrance to Grays Harbor, Tuesday afternoon. A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor rescued the man who was sitting on top of his overturned skiff between buoys 2 and 4 and transported...

Coast Guard medevacs man off cruise ship over 180 miles off Pacific Northwest coast

Coast Guard medevacs man off cruise ship over 180 miles off Pacific Northwest coast
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J aircraft file photo by Lt. Scott Handlin ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medically evacuated a 67-year-old man off a cruise ship over 180 miles off the Columbia River entrance. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River transferred the man to an air ambulance service crew at the Astoria Airport. Watchstanders in the...

Coast Guard aircrew assists Wahkiakum County rescuers locate missing hiker

Coast Guard aircrew assists Wahkiakum County rescuers locate missing hiker
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. – A Coast Guard aircrew found a missing hiker, Tuesday morning, while assisting local first responders in search efforts for a missing man in Wahkiakum County. After flying for about 30 minutes, the aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River spotted the 52-year-old missing man on a...

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...

Coast Guard medevacs 71-year-old from cruise ship Grand Princess

Coast Guard medevacs 71-year-old from cruise ship Grand Princess
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a female reportedly suffering from a head injury while aboard the cruise ship Grand Princess near Yaquina Bay, Sunday morning. A Coast Guard Air Facility Newport aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoisted the individual and transported her to awaiting Emergency Medical Service personnel...

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...