OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Coast Guard rescued a boater in Nisqually Reach, located northeast of Olympia, Wash., in the Puget Sound on Tuesday.
An MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, Wash., responded after the Coast Guard received a mayday call at 7:41 p.m., from the 35-foot sailing vessel Four of Us. The caller was unsure of his location and stated the vessel either ran aground or was taking on water.
The helicopter crew located the vessel, hoisted the one crew member on board at approximately 9:30 p.m., and transferred him to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. No injuries were reported.
The Coast Guard worked alongside Thurston County, Wash., officials, who also received the mayday call, to determine the location of the member in distress. A salvage operation is scheduled for Wednesday.