Coast Guard aids rescue of 10 adults, 4 children near Forks, WA

Coast Guard aids rescue of 10 adults, 4 children near Forks, WA
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer escorts multiple people who were evacuated from their residences during a flood near Forks, WA, Monday, Nov. 15.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector Columbia River) FORKS, Wash. – The Coast Guard aided in the rescue of 10 people and four children Monday from a flooding residential area near Forks. At approximately 8 a.m., Clallam County first responders requested Coast...

Coast Guard helicopter crews rescue 12 people, 3 dogs

Coast Guard helicopter crews rescue 12 people, 3 dogs
The Coast Guard rescues 12 people and three dogs from a flooding RV park along Neskowin Creek in Tillamook County, Oregon. ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued 12 people and three dogs Friday from a flooding recreational vehicle park along Neskowin Creek in Tillamook County. A Tillamook County dispatcher contacted Coast Guard watchstanders Friday morning to request Coast Guard air assistance to...

Coast Guard assists residents of flooding RV park in Tillamook, OR

Coast Guard assists residents of flooding RV park in Tillamook, OR
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard is responding Friday to reports of approximately 50 people trapped in a flooding recreational vehicle park along Neskowin Creek in Tillamook. Local fire department personnel are coordinating the response and a Tillamook County dispatcher requested Coast Guard air assistance to evacuate the individuals...

Coast Guard rescues man from Willapa Bay

Coast Guard rescues man from Willapa Bay
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a man early Friday morning from a capsized vessel near Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received a call from Pacific County Sheriff at 12:30 a.m. stating a 41-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy were aboard a boat when it capsized...

Coast Guard medevacs charter fisherman 57 miles off Westport, WA

Coast Guard medevacs charter fisherman 57 miles off Westport, WA
Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion file photo GRAYS HARBOR, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued a man who was experiencing distressed medical symptoms from a charter fishing vessel Thursday approximately 57 miles off Westport. At 11:46 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received the initial distress call via VHF-FM radio on channel 16. The crew of the 51-foot vessel Ranger reported a 57-year-old...

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,...