Coast Guard airlifts family to safety off Washington jetty

Coast Guard airlifts family to safety off Washington jetty
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo Warrenton, OR — The Coast Guard rescued a family Saturday from the Washaway Beach Jetty on the North Cove of Willapa Bay, Washington, after they became trapped by the rising tide. Two male adults, one minor and a canine were airlifted to safety without any reported injuries. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received notification...

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground on Columbia River sand bar

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground on Columbia River sand bar
The 608-foot container ship Genco Auvergne ran aground in the Columbia River near Skamokawa Vista Park, Washington, Oct. 1, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River) ASTORIA, Ore.— The Coast Guard is responding to the 608-foot container ship Genco Auvergne that ran aground Thursday on the Washington side of the Columbia River south of Skamokawa Vista Park. Watchstanders at...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 75 miles off WA coast

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 75 miles off WA coast
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a man Monday morning experiencing severe leg pain aboard a fishing vessel 75 miles off the Washington coast. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received a call from an off-duty Coast Guard officer aboard the vessel at 8:40 a.m., stating a 59-year-old male aboard was...

Coast Guard, locals rescue 3 boaters in Columbia River

Coast Guard, locals rescue 3 boaters in Columbia River
US Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard and Multnomah County Fire Department rescued three people from two different boats Monday near Rooster Rock in the Columbia River. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Portland received a report at 6 p.m. from a person requesting assistance aboard an anchored and disabled 17-foot pleasure craft. Commercial assistance...

Coast Guard rescues surfer and assists 3 others from Cape Falcon, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues surfer and assists 3 others from Cape Falcon, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a surfer in distress and assisted three others Saturday afternoon from rocks at Cape Falcon near Manzanita, Oregon. At 5:15 p.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received a request for assistance from Tillamook County dispatch reporting a male surfer who was...

Coast Guard searching after fishing vessel floods 85 miles off Cape Flattery, WA

Coast Guard searching after fishing vessel floods 85 miles off Cape Flattery, WA
Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J Spartan file photo by Lt. Scott Handlin SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued one fisherman from a lifeboat early Tuesday morning after a 66-foot commercial fishing boat began to take on water about 85 miles offshore of Cape Flattery with three people aboard. Watchstanders at multiple Coast Guard units received a VHF radio hail for help at about 2 a.m. from a...

Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman 150 miles offshore Yaquina Bay, OR

Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman 150 miles offshore Yaquina Bay, OR
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists an injured fisherman from a commercial fishing boat operating about 150 miles offshore from Yaquina Bay, Oregon, Aug. 4, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SEATTLE – The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman Tuesday from a 63-foot commercial fishing boat operating about 150 miles offshore from Yaquina Bay, Oregon. Rescued was Nathanial Miller, 24. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 2 teens near Fort Stevens, Oregon

Coast Guard rescues 2 teens near Fort Stevens, Oregon
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photoSEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted two female teenagers Wednesday afternoon near Fort Stevens State Park in Hammond, Oregon. At 5 p.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received a request for assistance from Astoria dispatch reporting a 14-year-old and 18-year-old female stranded on rocks in a lagoon. They...

Coast Guard rescues fisherman as vessel sinks near Columbia River entrance

Coast Guard rescues fisherman as vessel sinks near Columbia River entrance
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment traversing the bar at the mouth of the Columbia River (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley) CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued a fisherman from the water Tuesday morning after his vessel began taking on water and sank near the Cape Disappointment bar. At 1:30 a.m., watchstanders...