Coast Guard rescues man near Big Lagoon

Coast Guard rescues man near Big Lagoon
A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues a man trapped on a cliffside near Big Lagoon, California, July 30, 2021.  (photo by Cal Fire) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a man off of a cliffside near Patrick’s Point, Friday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders received a report from Cal Fire stating that a man was stranded on...

Coast Guard rescues surfer near Big Lagoon

Coast Guard rescues surfer near Big Lagoon
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued a surfer near Big Lagoon, Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders received a report at approximately 4 p.m. Friday from a good Samaritan who stated there was a person in the water who appeared to be in distress. Watchstanders directed the launch...

Coast Guard Cutter Dorado decommissioned after 23 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Dorado decommissioned after 23 years of service
Coast Guard Cutter Dorado file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela J. Boehland MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Dorado (WPB-87306) was decommissioned Wednesday after 23 years of service during a ceremony in Crescent City. The Dorado was the Coast Guard’s sixth 87-foot Marine Protector-class patrol boat to serve as the Coast Guard’s primary nearshore patrol asset. “I would...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off sinking crab fishing boat

Coast Guard rescues 3 people off sinking crab fishing boat
The commercial crab fishing vessel SUNUP sunk in the entrance channel Humboldt Bay, Calif., January 24, 2021.  (U. S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) EUREKA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued three people after their commercial crab fishing boat lost propulsion and collided with the jetties while attempting to transit through the entrance channel in Humboldt Bay, Sunday. At approximately 6:20 p.m., Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from stranded fishing boat near Big Lagoon

Coast Guard rescues 3 people from stranded fishing boat near Big Lagoon
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued three people Sunday after their fishing boat lost propulsion approximately a quarter mile from Big Lagoon. The captain of the fishing boat Jeannie II notified Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders via VHF channel 16 at approximately 2:40 p.m. stating their vessel had lost propulsion and was drifting...

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for 1964 helicopter crash victims

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for 1964 helicopter crash victims
A memorial stands at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay remembering the 1964 Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco HH-52 helicopter aircrew who were lost in a crash during a rescue. Lt. Cmdr. Donald Prince, Petty Officer 2nd Class James A. Nininger, and Royal Canadian Navy Sub-Lt. Allen Alltree, and Humboldt Bay volunteer Bud Hansen, saved 10 lives while evacuating people from floods before crashing....

Coast Guard rescues 4 hikers near Lost Coast Trail

Coast Guard rescues 4 hikers near Lost Coast Trail
A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay aircrew rescued four hikers approximately 10 miles south of Mattole Beach on the Lost Coast Trail December 3, 2020. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued four hikers approximately 10 miles south of Mattole Beach on the Lost Coast Trail Thursday. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office relayed a distress message from the Garmin International Emergency Response...

Coast Guard crew rescues 2 from sinking boat south of Eureka

Coast Guard crew rescues 2 from sinking boat south of Eureka
A Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay crewmember looks out at the pleasure craft Wooden Mistress, 28 miles south of Eureka, California, Sept. 12, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) EUREKA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued 2 people aboard a disabled vessel Saturday, approximately 11 miles southwest of Petrolia. Crewmembers aboard the pleasure craft Wooden Mistress, a 52-foot motor vessel, contacted...

Coast Guard rescues firefighter in Mendocino National Forest

Coast Guard rescues firefighter in Mendocino National Forest
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued an injured firefighter from a ridge near Snow Mountain Wilderness in the Mendocino National Forest Sunday evening. At 10:50 p.m. Sunday, Mendocino County Fire Dispatch personnel requested the Coast Guard’s assistance with the rescue of an injured firefighter who was experiencing heat stroke symptoms...