Two people were saved and a sinking averted 15 miles north of the Grays Harbor entrance, in Washington, Saturday morning.
Boat crews aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat and a 29-foot Response Boat passed the boaters a dewatering pump that was able to keep up with the flooding as they escorted the vessel to shore. Conditions were mild, 2 to 4-foot seas and winds were 5 to 10 mph from the northwest.
The operator of a 22-foot pleasure craft reporting their boat taking on water. The Station Grays Harbor boat crews arrived on scene first and two crewmembers boarded the vessel taking on water, passed over a radio and a P-6 dewatering pump.