Coast Guard airlifts stranded hiker at Ecola State Park, Ore.

Coast Guard airlifts stranded hiker at Ecola State Park, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard airlifted a hiker stranded on a rock piling at Ecola State Park, Wednesday night. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, hoisted the uninjured man and transported him to Coast Guard Air Station Astoria. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River...

Coast Guard medevacs injured seaman off Oregon Coast, rescues hiker off ledge

Coast Guard medevacs injured seaman off Oregon Coast, rescues hiker off ledge
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 file phto by Andy Parker. WARRENTON, Ore. – Two separate Coast Guard aircrews conducted rescue missions Wednesday night, one medically evacuated an injured seaman off the coast of Oregon and the other rescued a stranded hiker south of Port Orford. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, hoisted an injured and ill seaman reportedly...

Coast Guard to enforce security zone on Willamette River, participate in Rose Festival

Coast Guard to enforce security zone on Willamette River, participate in Rose Festival
A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team boat crew plies the waters of the Willamette River in downtown Portland during the arrival of the Rose Festival fleet during the 2004 Parade of Ships.  USCG photo by PAC Keith Alholm PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard will be enforcing a security zone along the Willamette River between the Hawthorne and Steel Bridges, in support of the Rose Festival...

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground on Columbia River sand bar

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground on Columbia River sand bar
The 738-foot motor vessel, Gorgoypikoos, sits aground on the Miller Sands bar, east of Tongue Point, Ore., June 2, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River. ASTORIA, Ore.— The Coast Guard responded to a 738-foot motor vessel which ran aground on the Miller Sands Bar, east of Tongue Point, Sunday. The vessel was able to pull itself off the bar early Monday morning at high-tide,...

Coast Guard medically evacuates fishing-boat captain suffering heart attack

Coast Guard medically evacuates fishing-boat captain suffering heart attack
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew approaches a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Tillamook Bay. File photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. TILLAMOOK, Ore. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 55-year-old man reportedly suffering from a heart attack while captaining a commercial fishing vessel 20-miles west of Tillamook Bay, Thursday. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Coast...

Coast Guard rescues two trapped by high tide at Ecola State Park

Coast Guard rescues two trapped by high tide at Ecola State Park
A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Sector Columbia River, hoists two stranded people to safety near the south end of Indian Beach within Ecola State Park, May 19, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River. WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two tourists who were stranded by a high tide on the south side of Indian Beach within Ecola State Park,...

Coast Guard responds to fishing vessel grounded on Clatsop Spit

Coast Guard responds to fishing vessel grounded on Clatsop Spit
Debris washes up on a beach along the northern side of Clatsop Spit, Ore., May 13, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Columbia River Incident Management Division. ILWACO, Wash. — Coast Guard crews respond to a commercial fishing vessel that grounded on the north side of the Clatsop Spit near the Columbia River Bar entrance, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River and Coast Guard...

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...