Articles Posted in Recreational Boaters

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A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk crew rescued three people from a sunken jet boat on the Lace River near Berners Bay approximately 36 miles northwest of Juneau Thursday night.

The aircrew hoisted a woman and two men and transported them to awaiting emergency medical personnel on shore in Juneau.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders received a personal locator beacon SOS alert from a person in distress on the Lace River. The Coast Guard watchstanders established communications with the user of the PLB by text message. All three were safe with no injuries in chest-high water with no shelter and little food. Sector Juneau promptly directed the launch of the MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew.

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The Coast Guard has suspended its search Monday morning for a missing man whose 16-foot boat found unmanned and adrift in the Columbia River east of the I-205 bridge.

The missing man, Brian Schmitz, 52, from Sandy, has not been heard from in more than 24 hours with evidence that he had likely fallen overboard.

Personnel at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River were notified at 5:07 a.m., Sunday, and launched search crews. Watch standers also issued numerous urgent marine information broadcasts seeking any information about the unmanned boat and missing boater.

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The Coast Guard pulled a man and a woman from the surf zone at the mouth of the Nehalem River after their boat capsized in Nehalem Bay. They were taken back to Station Tillamook Bay, located in Garibaldi, where the survivors declined emergency medical services.

A Coast Guard boatcrew received a call for help on VHF-FM channel 22 at 7:35 a.m., but no further communication was received, so the already underway boatcrew turned around and started searching the area for signs of distress. A second call came in to the boatcrew from a witness locating the capsized vessel enabling the them to locate and rescue the two survivors at 7:55 a.m.

Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Sheppard, officer of the day, Station Tillamook Bay said.. “We saw them go under the water and resurface several times as we came alongside them to pull them aboard.” “These two are alive today because they were wearing their lifejackets.”

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The Coast Guard and responders from Pacific County are searching for a women who was swept into the ocean off Long Beach at 10:15 p.m., Wednesday.

The Coast Guard has launched rescue crews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Oregon, and a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat, from Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, to search for a 5-foot 5 inch tall and 130 pound women.

The boyfriend of the woman reported the incident to Pacific County 911 dispatch, who then notified Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment. Watchstanders at Sector Columbia River Command Center were notified at 10:37 p.m., and immediately launched an aircrew to conduct searches.

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A Coast Guard boat crew rescued a woman from the water at the Depoe Bay Bar entrance.

The 47-foot Motor Life Boat responded from Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay and used a heaving line to reach the woman and bring her on board, safely transporting her back to station and transferring her to waiting emergency medical personnel. She was taken to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received the initial report at 11:49 a.m. from Lincoln County Dispatch personnel, about a person seen in the water near the Depoe Bay entrance. The Lifeboat crew, and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Facility Newport responded.

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A Coast Guard boat crew responded Thursday when a 21-foot pleasure craft capsized near the south jetty of Umpqua River with three people on board, including a 6-year-old boy who was reportedly unconscious.

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Umpqua River worked with a local rescue diver to recover all three passengers from the water and administered CPR to the boy until they transferred him to emergency medical services personnel waiting with an ambulance at the station.

The two men, who were reportedly the boy’s father and grandfather, did not report any injuries.

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A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Cape Disappointment pulled the two men from their sinking boat minutes before it capsized using an emergency heaving line and took them to Skipanon Marina in Warrenton with no reported injuries. Their 14-foot boat was aground and taking on water near Desdemona Sands at the mouth of the Columbia River Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Sector Columbia River received a 911 relay call at 1:12 p.m. from a concerned mariner saying a small Smoker Craft with two people on board needed assistance.

The boat crew launched in response but had to maintain a 20-30 foot distance to avoid shoal water. The crew was able to rescue the men, who were wearing life jackets, by using the heaving line to pull the men through the water and onto the Response Boat-Small.

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A Coast Guardsman from Station Yaquina Bay assisted mariners near the South Beach boat ramp in Newport, Ore., Saturday, when one person fell in the water.

After bringing the subject and the vessel safely to the pier, the Coast Guard crew assessed his condition and left him in the care of family members.

Coast Guard Sector North Bend watchstanders were notified by one of the Station Yaquina Bay crewmembers at approximately 3 p.m., that a pleasure craft was 20 feet from the pier with three people aboard and one clinging to the side of the boat.

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A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a mariner from a vessel that grounded at the mouth of the Columbia River near Clatsop Spit, Saturday.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria rescued and transferred the subject, who was reportedly suffering from hypothermia, to emergency medical service personnel waiting at the air station.

At 7:39 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders received a report from the operator of the 18-foot pleasure craft, stating that the vessel was grounded and had lost the anchor near buoy 12.

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Coast Guard personnel and multiple good Samaritan boat crews responded to a tragic event after a 22-foot aluminum vessel capsized 500 yards off Hand Rock in La Push, Wednesday.

The body of the deceased 74-year-old mariner, Clifford Dopps, washed ashore near the Olympic National Park, Thursday, along with the vessel.

A good Samaritan pulled one person from the water and safely transported them to emergency medical personnel waiting at Coast Guard Station Quillayute River with assistance from a station 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew, who escorted the vessel after it had become disabled en route to station.