Coast Guard rescues swamped boaters near Clatskanie, Oregon

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued two people stranded on small island on the Columbia River, approximately one mile north of Clatskanie, Ore., Monday evening. At approximately 5:30 p.m., the tug Liberty contacted Coast Guard Sector Columbia River reporting flashing distress lights coming from the island at mile-marker 51. A crew from Coast Guard Station Portland, Ore., launched a 25-foot...