USCG Rescues Fisherman from Sinking Vessel at Columbia River Entrance
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a fisherman from the water Tuesday morning after his vessel began taking on water and sank near the Cape Disappointment bar.
At 1:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a VHF-FM radio mayday call from a man aboard a 37-foot commercial fishing vessel taking on water near Cape Disappointment. A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew and a Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded.
Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast as they instructed the fisherman ...
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