USCG Rescues Man, Woman, 2 Dogs

By Eric Haun
Friday, May 23, 2014
USCG photo

Port Angeles, Washington-based U.S. Coast Guardsmen rescued two people and two dogs from a vessel taking on water near Port Angeles, Friday morning.

A man and woman wearing lifejackets were aboard a 19-foot vessel with their dogs when they began taking on water.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Port Angeles was already underway in the area and a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Port Angeles launched aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium.

A boatcrew from the Wahoo safely removed the woman and both dogs from the vessel. A crewmember from the Wahoo stayed aboard the vessel with the man and the RBM provided a dewatering pump. Using the pump, the man and Wahoo crewmember were able to safely return to the public boat ramp on Ediz Hook.

“Without the Coast Guard there they would have sank and been in the water with two dogs, so having their life jackets on was an important safety measure,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeremy Higgins, coxswain of the RBM. “Having the Wahoo’s crew there and getting the passenger and dogs off allowed us to pass them a pump so they could safely dewater the vessel and make it back to shore.”

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, in Seattle, were notified at 8:42 a.m. by 911 dispatchers after the woman aboard the vessel called 911 on a cell phone to report the vessel taking on water.

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