Coast Guard suspends search for missing man off Florence, OR

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man off Florence, OR
Coast Guard Cutter Orcas file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn NORTH BEND, Ore. -The Coast Guard suspended search efforts Sunday for the master of a 32-foot fishing vessel that sank approximately 35 miles offshore Florence late Friday night. The missing man has been identified as Mike Morgan, 68. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River was the first to respond...

Coast Guard searching for 1 from sinking fishing vessel off Florence, OR

Coast Guard searching for 1 from sinking fishing vessel off Florence, OR
Coast Guard Cutter Orcas file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn NORTH BEND, OR – The Coast Guard is searching for the master of a 32-foot fishing vessel that sank Saturday morning approximately 35 miles offshore Florence. Missing is Mike Morgan, 68. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a mayday call at approximately 12 a.m. Saturday from Morgan, the master of...

Coast Guard rescues 2 missing hikers near Eugene, OR

Coast Guard rescues 2 missing hikers near Eugene, OR
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. NORTH BEND, Ore. – A Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew assisted the Lane County Sheriff’s Department in rescuing  two 19-year-old males Saturday reported missing after hiking near Swastika Mountain about 32 miles east southeast of Eugene. Watchstanders at the Sector North Bend command center...

Two Oregon-based Coast Guardsmen receive honors for heroism

Two Oregon-based Coast Guardsmen receive honors for heroism
ASTORIA, Ore. — Two Coast Guard Sector North Bend service members were recently recognized with high honors for heroic actions taken in 2021 to save lives while serving along Oregon’s coast. Petty Officer 1st Class Trevor Salt, an aviation survival technician at Coast Guard Sector North Bend, received the 2021 Angels of the Battlefield Award from the Armed Services YMCA, which pays tribute to military...

Coast Guard saves 5 after fishing boat sinks off Oregon coast

Coast Guard saves 5 after fishing boat sinks off Oregon coast
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo.ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from a life raft late Monday after a fishing boat sank approximately 20 miles offshore from the mouth of the Umpqua River. The captain aboard the 67-foot fishing vessel Desire, homeported in Neah Bay, Washington, used a VHF-FM marine-band radio to hail Coast Guard Sector North Bend...

Coast Guard helicopter crews rescue 12 people, 3 dogs

Coast Guard helicopter crews rescue 12 people, 3 dogs
The Coast Guard rescues 12 people and three dogs from a flooding RV park along Neskowin Creek in Tillamook County, Oregon. ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued 12 people and three dogs Friday from a flooding recreational vehicle park along Neskowin Creek in Tillamook County. A Tillamook County dispatcher contacted Coast Guard watchstanders Friday morning to request Coast Guard air assistance to...

Coast Guard assists residents of flooding RV park in Tillamook, OR

Coast Guard assists residents of flooding RV park in Tillamook, OR
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard is responding Friday to reports of approximately 50 people trapped in a flooding recreational vehicle park along Neskowin Creek in Tillamook. Local fire department personnel are coordinating the response and a Tillamook County dispatcher requested Coast Guard air assistance to evacuate the individuals...

Coast Guard rescues crew of 3, dog after fishing vessel sinks off Lincoln City, OR

Coast Guard rescues crew of 3, dog after fishing vessel sinks off Lincoln City, OR
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. NEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued 2 men, a woman and a dog found adrift in a life raft after their vessel sank Sunday afternoon approximately 45 miles off Lincoln City. At 2 p.m., watchstanders at Sector North Bend received a distress signal from an electronic position indicating radio beacon [EPIRB]. The beacon was registered to the 44-foot...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Newport, OR

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Newport, OR
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. ASTORIA, Ore. – A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a man Monday afternoon from a 40-foot commercial fishing vessel after suffering a medical emergency 5 miles west of Newport. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend command center received a call from the vessel operator at 1:15 p.m., who reported that a 70-year-old male aboard...