Coast Guard suspends search for missing 33-year old Navy sailor in Crescent Harbor, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 33-year old Navy sailor in Crescent Harbor, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a U.S. Navy sailor who went missing after his boat broke apart in Crescent Harbor. on the east side of Whidbey Island, Saturday afternoon. “The decision to suspend a search is the most difficult decision to make as a responder,”said Capt. Sean Cross, chief of incident management, Coast Guard 13th District. “Our condolences go...

Coast Guard, Navy crews rescue kayakers near Dungeness Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard, Navy crews rescue kayakers near Dungeness Bay, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard and Navy crews rescued three kayakers that went missing near Dungeness Bay, Saturday. A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted a 50-year-old kayaker, a Coast Guard boatcrew recovered a 52-year-old kayaker, and a Navy helicopter crew hoisted a 39-year-old kayaker out of the water. All three kayakers were transported to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles in critical condition,...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue crabber near Anacortes, Wash.

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue crabber near Anacortes, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a crabber reported overdue near Anacortes, Wednesday. Dean Harvey, 48, of Bremerton, remains missing. Search crews spent 24 hours completing a total of 24 searches that covered a 909 square mile area with no signs of Harvey. “Suspending the search for a missing person is one of the most difficult decisions we must make,” said Cmdr. Brian...

Coast Guard, Navy rescue 9 kayakers near Fidalgo island, Wash.

Coast Guard, Navy rescue 9 kayakers near Fidalgo island, Wash.
SEATTLE — Coast Guard and Navy personnel rescued seven children and two adults after they became separated during a kayaking trip near Rosario Beach on Fidalgo Island, Thursday afternoon. An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and a Navy aircrew from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue, aboard an MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter, were...

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker stranded in Olympic Mountains since Saturday

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker stranded in Olympic Mountains since Saturday
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued an injured hiker, Wednesday, that had been stranded in the Olympic Mountains near Port Angeles, Wash., since Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a request from Olympic National Park for a medevac of a 32-year-old male hiker near Aurora Ridge in the vicinity of Crescent Lake at approximately 4 p.m. The hiker, who reportedly fell 150 feet and suffered...

Coast Guard response to helicopter crash off of James Island, Wash. Concludes

SEATTLE – The multiple agency response to recover the crewmembers from a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crash that occurred, Wednesday, in the waters near James Island, Wash., has concluded.

Coast Guard MH-60 helicopter crashes off of James Island, Wash.

SEATTLE – Multiple U.S. Coast Guard units and local response agencies are responding to a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter that crashed in the waters near James Island, Wash.

Coast Guard, local authorities, searching for missing person from Washington State Ferry

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing person after a vehicle was found unclaimed on the Washington State Ferry (WSF) Cathlamet, Monday.

Gusty weather on Saturday keeps Pacific Northwest Coast Guard busy

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard and other local maritime assets including North Whidbey Fire and Rescue, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, and Camano Fire and Rescue responded to multiple incidents in the Puget Sound area brought on by Saturday’s gusty weather. The Coast Guard Sector Seattle Command Center received reports of boats going adrift and overturning and boaters being blown into the...