Coast Guard Rescues Six off Oregon Coast
Friday, November 11, 2005
According to the A.P., the U.S. Coast Guard rescued six fishermen who had to abandon their sinking boat, the Coast Guard said.The operator of the Bold Contender contacted the Coast Guard Thursday morning, saying the vessel was taking on water. The Coast Guard launched a helicopter, a motor lifeboat and a surf rescue boat.
The rescue crews reached the boat at 8:20 a.m., and provided an air compressor, the Coast Guard said. Attempts to remove water from the boat were unsuccessful and the crew jumped ship.