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...

Coast Guard aircrew receives awards for Middle Fire rescue

Coast Guard aircrew receives awards for Middle Fire rescue
A Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay aircrew were presented awards for rescuing two injured firefighters who were unable to evacuate from a mountainside that was engulfed in flames during the Sept. 6, 2019, Middle Fire.(Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, the Eleventh Coast Guard District commander, presented Distinguished...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from sinking vessel near Whitesboro, Calif.

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from sinking vessel near Whitesboro, Calif.
Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued two people after their sailing vessel began taking on water one nautical mile offshore from Albion River near Whitesboro, Calif., Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay command center watchstanders received a notification just after midnight of the sailing vessel Playtime reportedly hitting a submerged...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue kayaker

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue kayaker
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Cmdr. Brendan Hilleary) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – The Coast Guard and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office suspended their search Saturday for an overdue kayaker who went missing Friday near the Luffenholtz Beach area. The search for Nicolas Brunner, age 19 of McKinleyville, was suspended after...

Coast Guard searches for missing kayaker near Luffenholtz Beach

Coast Guard searches for missing kayaker near Luffenholtz Beach
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office are searching the Trinidad Bay area after an unmanned kayak was found near Luffenholtz Beach. Missing is a 19-year-old male, last seen wearing a yellow vest. Local authorities received a call at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday of a missing person, which coincided with...