Coast Guard assists after fishing vessel sinks near Florence, Oregon

Coast Guard assists after fishing vessel sinks near Florence, Oregon
Coast Guard Air Facility Newport MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard crews responded to a fishing vessel crew who abandoned ship in the early morning hours Monday near Florence. At approximately 1:50 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a distress call from the captain of fishing vessel Aquarius stating all crew members were abandoning ship. The...

Coast Guard, local agencies airlift injured man on Rogue River

Coast Guard, local agencies airlift injured man on Rogue River
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard assisted local agencies to medically evacuate an injured man Sunday after he fell down a cliff near Galice. A Coast Guard aircrew brought the man to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center for reported periodic loss of consciousness and an injured leg. A local fisherman is credited with helping to save...

Coast Guard rescues mother, son from cliffs near Cape Arago, OR

Coast Guard rescues mother, son from cliffs near Cape Arago, OR
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. COOS BAY, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued a mother and son Thursday after they had fallen from the cliffs while hiking at Cape Arago near Coos Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received an agency assist request from Coos County Dispatch, at 12:04 p.m. for two people who had fallen from the cliff. The mother reported...

Coast Guard suspends search for fallen Oregon hiker

Coast Guard suspends search for fallen Oregon hiker
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 17-year-old male after completing more than 9.5 hours of combined intensive searches in the vicinity of Norton Gulch. Coast Guard Sector North Bend coordinated three searches throughout Sunday night and Monday morning to assist the Coos County Sheriff’s Office....

Coast Guard, partners rescue 7 from cliffs near Yaquina Head

Coast Guard, partners rescue 7 from cliffs near Yaquina Head
A Coast Guard Air Facility Newport MH-65 Dolphin aircrew rescues 7 people trapped on a cliff. AGATE BEACH, Ore. – The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued three adults and four children from the cliffs Friday south of Yaquina Head near Agate Beach. The seven people were reportedly swept away by a rip current and became trapped on the cliffs. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend...

North Bend aircrew honored for saving the life of fellow Coast Guardsman

North Bend aircrew honored for saving the life of fellow Coast Guardsman
NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard rescue swimmer received the Meritorious Service Medal Thursday during a ceremony at Coast Guard Sector North Bend. Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad Morris was recognized for his lifesaving actions on the morning of Oct. 22, 2019, at approximately 9:30 a.m. Morris responded to a fellow aircrew member who was suffering acute ventricular fibrillation leading to cardiac arrest...

Coast Guard completes 13-hr overnight tow of fishing vessel

Coast Guard completes 13-hr overnight tow of fishing vessel
52-foot Motor Lifeboat Intrepid file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn. NORTH BEND, Ore. – A Coast Guard 52-foot Motor Lifeboat crew towed a disabled 68-ton commercial fishing vessel Tuesday morning across the Coos Bay Bar, west of North Bend. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a report at 3:38 p.m. Monday that the 61-foot fishing vessel Pacific Faith, with four...

Sew others may live: making masks for the fight against COVID-19

Sew others may live: making masks for the fight against COVID-19
Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad Morris sews materials at a sewing machine in the rescue swimmer shop in North Bend, Oregon, April 10, 2020.
  (Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Bend) NORTH BEND, OR. – Coast Guard aviation survival technicians, better known as rescue swimmers, undergo some of the most intense training available in any military branch. They are highly conditioned...

Coast Guard boatcrew medevacs possible stroke victim off boat near Florence, Ore,

Coast Guard boatcrew medevacs possible stroke victim off boat near Florence, Ore,
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River returns to their dock after they medically evacuated a 55-year-old man off a recreational vessel 5 miles southwest of the Siuslaw River entrance, March 15, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kevin Smith) FLORENCE, Ore. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a possible stroke victim off a boat Sunday afternoon...