Articles Posted in Recreational Boaters

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The Coast Guard rescued a 59-year-old man who injured his arm near the Umqua River jetty outside of Winchester Bay.

The man, who suffered a severe injury to his arm, was transported back to Coast Guard Station Umpqua River where he was met by local emergency medical services and then transported man to local urgent care.

Station Umpqua River watchstanders received the request for assistance from the operator of the 29-foot pleasure craft stating that he injured his arm after being hit by a wave. A Station Umpqua River 47-foot motor life boat crew launched, arrived on scene and removed the injured man from his vessel.

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Once again demonstrating how appropriate Good Samaritan assistance saves lives, the vessel Northern Rose rescued four people from a plane crash in Cattle Pass near the south end of Lopez Island, Friday morning.

The four survivors, one woman and three men, were transported to Friday Harbor by the crew of the Northern Rose and are being treated for injuries and hypothermia by emergency medical services.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound located in Seattle were notified at 9:13 a.m., by Kenmore Air of an electronic emergency signal for one of their planes. Watchstanders also received a mayday call from the Northern Rose reporting the plane crash at about the same time.

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A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted two men from the sinking 35-foot sailing vessel Rafiki 230 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska, early Wednesday morning.

The Jayhawk aircrew then rendezvoused with an Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew in Sand Point, Alaska. The Hercules crew transported the men to awaiting EMS in Kodiak.

Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders in Juneau received notification Tuesday evening from Coast Guard 14th District in Honolulu, Hawaii, watchstanders that an amateur radio operator had established communications with the Rafiki. 17th District watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast, requested the launch of the Hercules and Jayhawk crews and diverted the Rising Sun, an Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System vessel, to assist. Watchstanders also directed the men on the Rafiki to activate their emergency position indicating radio beacon and to keep it with them and remain with the vessel as long as possible.

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Coast Guard air and boat crews and local agencies worked together to recover three mariners near Bandon, Ore., Saturday morning.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend recovered two mariners in the water while Bandon Police personnel recovered a third mariner from the rocks on the south jetty and transferred them to local Emergency Medical Service personnel.

At 9:20 a.m., Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a call from the Coquille River Sherriff’s office, after a local fisherman reported seeing an 18 to 20-foot recreational vessel being hit by a wave while crossing the Coquille River bar.

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The Coast Guard located a man and woman reported overdue aboard a 34-foot cabin cruiser approximately 36 miles southwest of Juneau in Freshwater Bay Sunday morning.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty located the two residents of Hoonah aboard the Surprise in Freshwater Bay. Both were safe and reported no medical concerns and were en route to Hoonah.

Both were reported overdue by a concerned party, reporting that their parents were overdue on a trip from Angoon to Hoonah. The reporting source last heard from them Friday when they called to let him know that they were getting underway from an anchorage outside Angoon to head back to Hoonah. The Angoon harbormaster reported they had seen the vessel Tuesday, and that they were underway for Hidden Falls approximately 20 miles southwest of Angoon.

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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.