Coast Guard aircrew rescues boater off of aground vessel in Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard aircrew rescues boater off of aground vessel in Willapa Bay, Wash.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a man off a boat in Willapa Bay north of Leadbetter Point State Park in Washington Saturday afternoon after his vessel ran aground and began taking on water. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River hoisted the man to safety and transported him to the sector...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from island in Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues 3 from island in Willapa Bay, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 file photo SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews rescued three people from an island in Willapa Bay after their canoe capsized due to weather, Monday evening. One of the stranded individuals called 911 to alert authorities to the situation. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River were notified from Pacific County dispatch around 5:30 p.m. that three people needed...

Coast Guard seeks public comment on Willapa Bay waterways analysis study

Coast Guard seeks public comment on Willapa Bay waterways analysis study
WILLAPA BAY, Wash. — The Coast Guard is seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Willapa 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 present ATON system, marine...

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 3 fishermen in Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard aircrew hoists 3 fishermen in Willapa Bay, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 helicopter file photo SEATTLE – A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three fishermen stranded on rocks in Willapa Bay, Wash., Wednesday evening. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria safely hoisted the three individuals and transported them to the beach. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center personnel received a report...

Coast Guard confirms missing fisherman found by divers inside vessel in Willapa Bay

Coast Guard confirms missing fisherman found by divers inside vessel in Willapa Bay
SEATTLE — Coast Guard personnel have confirmed that the missing fisherman was found by divers inside the sunken vessel, the Kelli J, prior to it being refloated by contractors in Willapa Bay, Friday. Pacific County Sheriff’s Office personnel transported the fisherman to a local funeral home that evening. The vessel is being taken to the Nachotta marina with the owner’s insurance company...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater

USCG File PhotoASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a boater who went missing after the vessel he was on capsized in Willapa Bay, Wash., south of Grays Harbor, Wash., Saturday. The search for the boater was suspended at 5:59 p.m. after both air and surface rescue crews conducted an extensive six hour search. Pacific County 911 dispatch received a call from one of two boaters at...