Coast Guard helicopter crew hoists 2 from coast of Pacific City, OR

Coast Guard helicopter crew hoists 2 from coast of Pacific City, OR
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted one person from the water and one person from a sandbar Wednesday after their boat capsized in the surf near the entrance to Nestucca Bay. A Tillamook County dispatcher contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River at 10:53 a.m. to relay that two people were...

Coast Guard rescues two kayakers off Oregon coast

Coast Guard rescues two kayakers off Oregon coast
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued two kayakers in distress in the vicinity of Haystack Rock Saturday afternoon near Pacific City. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River hoisted the kayakers and transported them to the helicopter pad at Pacific City Airport, where they were met by awaiting...

Coast Guard medically evacuates fishing-boat captain suffering heart attack

Coast Guard medically evacuates fishing-boat captain suffering heart attack
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew approaches a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Tillamook Bay. File photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. TILLAMOOK, Ore. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 55-year-old man reportedly suffering from a heart attack while captaining a commercial fishing vessel 20-miles west of Tillamook Bay, Thursday. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Coast...

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Tillamook Bay, seeks public comment

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Tillamook Bay, seeks public comment
GARIBALDI, Wash. — Coast Guard officials are seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Tillamook Bay. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation (ATON) system, as well as to get a better understanding of the uses of each waterway and general safety issues. WAMS focuses on the waterway’s present...

Coast Guard rescues two boater near Tillamook Bay, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues two boater near Tillamook Bay, Ore.
Coast Guard crewmembers aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat transit out of Tillamook Bay, Ore., responding to a search and rescue case near Netarts Bay, Ore., Feb. 13, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Tillamook Bay. WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two recreational boaters in distress near Netarts Bay, located about 5 miles southwest of Tillamook, Wednesday morning. Watch-standers...

Coast Guard suspends search for 17-year-old body boarder off Rockaway Beach, Ore

Coast Guard suspends search for 17-year-old body boarder off Rockaway Beach, Ore
Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for Samuel Allen, a 17-year-old boy off Rockaway Beach, Thursday. As we’ve come to the difficult decision to suspend this search, we extend our deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy. We also want to thank all our partner agencies who assisted with search efforts for their dedication...

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen 12 miles off Rockaway Beach, Ore.

Coast Guard rescues four fishermen 12 miles off Rockaway Beach, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued four commercial fishermen after their 54-foot fishing vessel capsized off the coast of Rockaway Beach, Sunday evening. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River hoisted the four fishermen to safety and transported them to the helicopter landing pad at Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing on the Oregon Coast

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing on the Oregon Coast
Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard suspended at the search 8:56 p.m. for a missing man who reportedly fell off a cliff in Oswald West State Park, Oregon, Sunday. The search was suspended after search efforts by an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station...

Vessel sinks, Coast Guard rescues 2 men off Oregon coast

Vessel sinks, Coast Guard rescues 2 men off Oregon coast
WARRENTON, Ore. — Coast Guard personnel rescued two men aboard a 40-foot sailing vessel before it took on water off the Oregon coast near Tillamook Head, Thursday. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew, from Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, transferred both mariners, one who reportedly was suffering from hypothermia, an injured shoulder and possibly broken ribs, to emergency medical personnel...