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...

Coast Guard to conduct emergency drill at North Bend Airport

Coast Guard to conduct emergency drill at North Bend Airport
Coast Guard Air Station North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo courtesy of Sector North Bend. NORTH BEND, Ore. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a drill Thursday simulating a rescue operation for a helicopter crash at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport. Personnel assigned to Coast Guard Sector North Bend will test and evaluate their crash rescue response procedures in conjunction...

Coast Guard airlifts man from Loon Lake

Coast Guard airlifts man from Loon Lake
Coast Guard Air Station North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo courtesy of Sector North Bend. NORTH BEND, Ore. – A Coast Guard helicopter crew airlifted a 65-year-old man Friday stranded near Loon Lake. The man had been reported missing Wednesday but was located by a Douglas County search and rescue team Friday morning. The Oregon search and rescue coordinator contacted the Coast Guard for...

Coast Guard searching for 3 after finding capsized vessel near Coos Bay jetty

Coast Guard searching for 3 after finding capsized vessel near Coos Bay jetty
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew and two boatcrews are searching for three fishermen near the entrance to Coos Bay after finding a capsized vessel Tuesday evening on the jetty tips. The capsized vessel is the 38-foot fishing vessel Pacific Miner, which reportedly had three men aboard when it capsized. A Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard rescues man from sailing vessel near Long Beach, Wash

Coast Guard rescues man from sailing vessel near Long Beach, Wash
A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew, from Station Cape Disappointment Long Beach, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his sailing vessel became disabled dangerously close to the surf near Peacock Spit Friday about one mile from the shore near Cape Disappointment. The man contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment by cell phone at approximately 2:45 p.m. His...