Kayaker hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew on Long Island, Wash.

Kayaker hoisted by Coast Guard aircrew on Long Island, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 file photo. SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a 67-year-old kayaker who was reported overdue from his trip near Willapa Bay, Washington, Wednesday morning. The man was hoisted by a Coast Guard Air Station Astoria aircrew, safely transported and lowered to his vehicle on shore at 2:28 a.m., where he departed for home. At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday...

Coast Guard rescues sailor in distress west of Columbia River entrance

Coast Guard rescues sailor in distress west of Columbia River entrance
Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a sailor Saturday evening after his sailing vessel started taking on water 10 miles west of the Columbia River entrance. A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment helped dewater the vessel and towed it to safety. Watchstanders at Coast...

Coast Guard rescues two boater near Tillamook Bay, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues two boater near Tillamook Bay, Ore.
Coast Guard crewmembers aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat transit out of Tillamook Bay, Ore., responding to a search and rescue case near Netarts Bay, Ore., Feb. 13, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Tillamook Bay. WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two recreational boaters in distress near Netarts Bay, located about 5 miles southwest of Tillamook, Wednesday morning. Watch-standers...

Coast Guard assists 17 fishermen off Pacific Northwest Coast since Sunday

Coast Guard assists 17 fishermen off Pacific Northwest Coast since Sunday
A boat crew aboard the 52-Foot Motor Life Boat Victory from Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay tows the 42-foot commercial fishing vessel Triggerfish into Newport, Ore., Jan. 24, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Tom Molloy. SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews along the Oregon and Washington coasts assisted 17 fisherman in five responses since Sunday. Response efforts included crews from...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues two surfers near Indian Beach, Ore.

Coast Guard aircrew rescues two surfers near Indian Beach, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two surfers in distress near Indian Beach, just north of Cannon Beach, Saturday afternoon. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River safely completed two hoists and transported the surfers to the Sector in Warrenton where they declined medical care and...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs ill ship engineer off Washington Coast

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs ill ship engineer off Washington Coast
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated an ill man off the commercial vessel Garnet Leader, 25 miles west of Willapa Bay, Washington, Friday morning. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, safely conducted a hoist of a 29-year-old Ukrainian national reportedly suffering from severe abdominal...

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs Filipino man off Washington Coast

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs Filipino man off Washington Coast
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard medically evacuated an ill Filipino man off a containership 85 miles off the coast of Washington late Thursday night. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew safely hoisted the 48-year-old man, reportedly suffering symptoms related to a stroke, and transported him to Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton,...

Advanced Helicopter Rescue School Video

Advanced Helicopter Rescue School Video
Aviators participating in the Coast Guard’s Advanced Helicopter School, explain the importance of the school during breaks in training along the coasts of northern Oregon and southern Washington, Nov. 7, 2018. The school is conducted by personnel from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, but is hosted by Coast Guard Sector Columbia River. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class...

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...