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...

Coast Guard rescues man from Willamette River in Portland, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues man from Willamette River in Portland, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the Willamette River after his sail boat capsized near the St. Johns Bridge, in Portland, Sunday night .The man was delivered to awaiting emergency medical services at the Cathedral Park boat launch were he was checked for injuries and released.The Coast Guard was relayed a call from Multnomah County dispatch at 7:45 p.m. reporting a man clinging...

Coast Guard investigating possible collision in Portland, Oregon

Coast Guard investigating possible collision in Portland, Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard is investigating a possible collision between a commercial vessel and recreational vessels during the Red Bull Flugtag event on the Willamette River near Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Saturday. An investigating officer from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland visited the motor vessel Portland Spirit and conducted interviews with crewmembers, Sunday. MSU Portland...

Coast Guard, local law enforcement ensure safety at Kennewick boat races

Coast Guard, local law enforcement ensure safety at Kennewick boat races
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Active duty and reserve Coast Guard members, Coast Guard Auxiliary members, working with local law enforcement, ensured the safety of boaters during the annual boat races and air show held on the Columbia River near Kennewick this past Friday through Sunday. Coast Guard crew members aboard a 25-foot Response Boat Small talk with Benton County Sheriff deputies as together they...

Coast Guard responding to vessel submerged on the Columbia River north of Portland, Oregon

Warrenton, Ore. — Coast Guard pollution response crews are responding to a partially submerged and grounded 26-foot pleasure boat with an unknown amount of fuel an board north of Kelley Point on the Columbia River, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River incident management division personnel are coordinating the response to the vessel, including contracting responders to address and remove any...