Three Rescued From Fishing Vessel

The Coast Guard Tuesday morning rescued three crewmembers from an overturned fishing vessel near Winchester Bay, Ore.

According to the Coast Guard report, crews from North Bend, Oregon received a report at approximately 12 a.m. of a fishing vessel, the F/V Aries, that was overdue for its arrival and sent a HH-65 Dolphin helicopter along with a 47-foot motor lifeboat to investigate and locate the fishing vessel.

The reporting source told the Coast Guard they could see a strobe light flashing a half-mile from shore, which lead the coast guard helicopter crew to investigate and discover all three people atop the hull of the 38-foot fishing vessel, which had overturned.  The men were later pulled aboard the motor lifeboat and took them to shore where emergency medical personnel were waiting.