Cold water immersion: the shocking reality

by Jeffrey Pollinger, D13 Public Affairs Think you’re a good swimmer? It may not matter if you suddenly and unexpectedly end up in the frigid coastal and inland waters of the Pacific Northwest. Every year, dozens of swimmers and boaters drown in lakes, rivers and coastal waters in the Pacific Northwest. But it may surprise you that many victims don’t die as a result of poor swimming skills...

Coast Guard rescues overturned kayaker

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued a 30-year old male after his kayak overturned north of Cape Arago, Ore., today. Coast Guard Group North Bend received a call at approximately 1:37 p.m. from Coos Bay County Sheriff and a Good Samaritan that a man had reportedly overturned his kayak north of Cape Arago. An HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend was diverted to the...