Coast Guard rescue swimmer spends night in wilderness aiding injured hiker

Coast Guard rescue swimmer spends night in wilderness aiding injured hiker
Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. MEDFORD, Ore. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued a hiker Monday after she reportedly fell down a cliff near Grayback Mountain. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer spent 12 hours rendering lifesaving medical care to the hiker before a hoist could be conducted Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received...

Coast Guard, Oregon Army National Guard conduct week-long training exercise

Coast Guard, Oregon Army National Guard conduct week-long training exercise
ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s Vessel Boarding Security Team and the Oregon Army National Guard 102nd Civil Support Team trained together in Astoria this week to prepare for potential chemical and/or radiation threats posed by vessels entering the Columbia River. In the event that the Coast Guard VBST discovers high levels of radiation or unfamiliar chemicals aboard a vessel,...

Coast Guard, Port of Astoria to hold open house, hangar dance

SEATTLE – Coast Guard Group/Air Station Astoria, Ore., and the Port of Astoria are hosting a free open house Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton, Ore. The event is open to the public and will include demonstrations and exhibitions by Air Station Astoria, Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., Aids to Navigation Team Astoria, Maritime Security...