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 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 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 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 aircrew locates lost hikers in Lane County, Oregon

Coast Guard aircrew locates lost hikers in Lane County, Oregon
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River, Lane County Search and Rescue and an Aviation Survival Technician from Sector North Bend stand with two hikers they located and rescued near Florence, Ore., May 14, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Jay Nilles. NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard located two lost female hikers, Tuesday morning, that were missing overnight...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people 36 miles west of Florence, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues 3 people 36 miles west of Florence, Ore.
A rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Sector North Bend helps two mariners dewater their vessel about 40 miles off the Oregon coast, May 11, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector North Bend. FLORENCE, Ore. — Coast Guard crews and a good Samaritan rescued three people aboard a vessel that was taking on water 36 miles offshore from Florence, Ore., Saturday. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from...

Florence, Oregon named nation’s 24th Coast Guard City

Florence, Oregon named nation's 24th Coast Guard City
A new sign recognizing the City of Florence, Ore., as a Coast Guard City welcomes residents and visitors to Florence on Oregon Highway 126 near the Highway 101 junction, Aug. 16, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. FLORENCE, Ore. – The Coast Guard designated the City of Florence as an official Coast Guard City at a ceremony held at the Florence Events Center, Wednesday...

Coast Guard announces newest Coast Guard City in Oregon

Coast Guard announces newest Coast Guard City in Oregon
FLORENCE, Ore. – The Coast Guard will be designating the City of Florence as an official Coast Guard City at a ceremony scheduled to be held Aug. 16, 2017. The city will be accepted as the 24th official Coast Guard City and the third one in Oregon joining Astoria and Newport. The designation of the City of Florence coincides with the 100 year anniversary of Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River which...

Coast Guard suspends search for man swept from shore near Cape Perpetua, Ore.

Coast Guard suspends search for man swept from shore near Cape Perpetua, Ore.
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 27-year-old male who was swept out to sea near Cape Perpetua, Ore., Thursday. Coast Guard  helicopter and boat crews searched for more than 15 hours alongside Oregon State Police and Yachats Fire departments. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received the report via 911 dispatch stating that the man had fallen in the...