Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Siuslaw River, Ore.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer near Siuslaw River, Ore.
NORTH BEND, Ore.— After searching for more than 12 hours, the Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday for a swimmer who went missing Friday night. Several Coast Guard boat and air crews searched more than 100 square miles for a 20-year-old man whose friends reported they lost sight of him after he went swimming at a beach party near the Siuslaw River entrance. “We extend our condolences to...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after vessel sinks near Winchester Bay, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues 2 after vessel sinks near Winchester Bay, Ore.
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued two fishermen after a 27-foot fishing vessel sank while being towed near the entrance buoy to Umpqua River, Oregon, Tuesday evening. The Coast Guard Station Umpqua River-based 29-foot Foot RBS-II crew safely recovered the two men in minutes and transported them to Station Umpqua River, where they were met by waiting EMS personnel and released in good condition. The...

Coast Guard closes Siuslaw River, Ore., bar entrance

Coast Guard closes Siuslaw River, Ore., bar entrance
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Oregon, issued the closure of the Siuslaw River bar entrance due to hazardous conditions at approximately 3:15 p.m., Wednesday. The bar closure applies to all vessels. Any request to transit the bar prior to reopening must be approved by the Captain of the Port. Mariners may contact the Coast Guard on VHF-FM Channel...

Coast Guardsmen participate in Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run in Oregon

Coast Guardsmen participate in Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run in Oregon
NORTH BEND, Ore. — Crewmembers from seven Oregon-based Coast Guard units assisted in running the Special Olympics’ Flame of Hope torch during a weeklong relay that started at the Oregon-California border and ended in Depoe Bay, Monday. The torch traveled successfully along the coast throughout the area of responsibility of Coast Guard Sector North Bend. Coast Guardsmen assigned to Coast Guard...

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel near Florence, Ore.

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard assisted a 54-foot fishing vessel and its crewmember five miles north of the Siuslaw River entrance, Friday. The master of the fishing vessel Back Tack contacted the Coast Guard on VHF channel 16 at approximately 12:20 a.m., to report the vessel was taking on water. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River, Ore., launched in addition to a MH-65...