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Coast Guard reports ship aground at Astoria

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a 739-foot cargo ship anchored at Astoria ran aground in the Columbia River when the crew tried to change positions in the river without authorization from the bar pilot guiding it…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, 2 pets in Columbia River

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two people and their two dogs after their boat capsized on the Columbia River near Chinook, Wash., Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., received a call stating a 17-foot pleasure craft was taking on water on the Columbia River near Fort Columbia State Park near McGowan, Wash., with two people and two dogs on board at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Sector Columbia River launched a 25-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash. The crew arrived on scene at approximately 3:40 p.m. to find the boat capsized and the people clinging to the boat and their dogs. Crewmembers threw heaving lines to the victims and pulled both people along with their dogs from the water. The people and dogs were transported to Chinook Marina in Chinook with no injuries.

Columbia River Coastal Tow plans to salvage the partially submerged vessel at high tide. Approximately 20 gallons of gasoline remain on board. No pollution has been reported.

Coast Guard assists in rescue of two women near Cannon Beach

ASTORIA, Ore. – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Cannon Beach Fire Rescue crew rescued two women from a cliff near Cannon Beach, Ore., July 21, 2013.

At approximately 4:50 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton, Ore., received a call reporting two women stuck on a cliff at Chapman’s Point, near Cannon Beach.

Columbia River watchstanders dispatched the Coast Guard aircrew, which then safely hoisted one of the women. She was transferred to the Cannon Beach Fire Rescue crew and evaluated by Cannon Beach Emergency Medical Services at approximately 5:15 p.m.

The second woman was assisted off the cliff by the Cannon Beach Fire Rescue crew and transported to Cannon Beach Fire Station and EMS. There were no reports of serious injuries.