Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary to patrol Columbia River as salmon run ramps up

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary to patrol Columbia River as salmon run ramps up
A Coast Guard Auxiliary member passes out boating safety information to a boater preparing to launch his personal fishing vessel at the boat launch in the Port of Chinook, Wash., Aug 17, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn. WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are conducting routine patrols on the Columbia River as the Buoy 10 salmon season...

Coast Guard boat crew medevacs beach goer near Kelly Point Park in Portland

Coast Guard boat crew medevacs beach goer near Kelly Point Park in Portland
US Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo PORTLAND, Ore. – A Coast Guard boat crew medically evacuated a man reportedly suffering from symptoms of heat stroke on the beach near Kelly Point, in Portland, Sunday evening. A Coast Guard Station Portland boat crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-small II located the individual and transported him to Cathedral Park, where Emergency Medical...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from Vancouver side of Columbia River

Coast Guard rescues 3 from Vancouver side of Columbia River
A boat sits tied to a piling on the Vancouver side of the Columbia River after a Coast Guard Station Portland boat crew, rescued three people off the boat, March 31, 2018. PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters, Saturday evening, after their boat started taking on water near the United Grain Facility near the Port of Vancouver, Washington. A Coast Guard Station Portland boat crew...

Coast Guard responds to bulk carrier aground in Columbia River near Crims Island

Coast Guard responds to bulk carrier aground in Columbia River near Crims Island
US Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel responded to a vessel aground in the Columbia River near Crims Island at river mile marker 54.5, Thursday night. The 656-foot Liberian-flagged KM London ran aground on the north side of the navigational channel outbound the Columbia River laden with wheat, and there are no signs of pollution. The Columbia...

Coast Guard rescues boater after sailing vessel capsizes on the Columbia River

Coast Guard rescues boater after sailing vessel capsizes on the Columbia River
USCG File Photo DEER ISLAND, Ore. — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued one mariner from the water on the Columbia River near Deer Island, Monday evening. Coast Guard Station Portland crewmembers aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small arrived on scene, pulled the man aboard their vessel and transported him to Kalama, Washington, where emergency medical services were waiting to take him to a local hospital. At...

Coast Guard, locals rescue man from car in water near Portland, Ore.

Coast Guard, locals rescue man from car in water near Portland, Ore.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard and multiple local agency personnel rescued a man from his car, after it had gone into the Multnomah Channel just north of Sauvie Island Bridge near Portland, Friday. A 29-Foot Response Boat-Small II crew from Coast Guard Station Portland pulled the man from the water and safely transferred him to emergency medical service personnel, who transported him to Legacy Emanuel...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing on the Columbia River near Portland, Ore.

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing on the Columbia River near Portland, Ore.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search Monday morning for a missing man whose 16-foot boat found unmanned and adrift in the Columbia River east of the I-205 bridge. The missing man, Brian Schmitz, 52, from Sandy, has not been seen or heard from in more than 24 hours with evidence indicating that he had likely fallen overboard. Personnel at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River were...

Coast Guard, various Portland first responders searching for man in Columbia River east of the I-205 Bridge

Coast Guard, various Portland first responders searching for man in Columbia River east of the I-205 Bridge
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard and various Portland area first responders are searching the Columbia River from Camas to Tomahawk Island, Sunday morning for a possible man overboard after a 16-foot pleasure craft was found unmanned and adrift a mile east of the I-205 Bridge.The 16-foot vessel with the boat engine down, fishing gear aboard, ice, lifejacket and various personal items was found adrift by...

Coast Guard rescues two people stranded on island in Columbia River, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues two people stranded on island in Columbia River, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued two people stranded on Wallace Island in the Columbia River, Sunday. With the boat secured on the island, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton safely transported the 20-year-old female and 29-year-old male to Westport, where one of their vehicles was parked. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia...