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.
GIG HARBOR, Wash. - KGHP from Peninsula High School took top honors in route to knocking off three-time state champion Nathan Hale at the Washington State High School Radio Awards held yesterday in Gig Harbor. Aberdeen High School’s KAHS radio station (106.5FM) collected many awards on their way to a third place overall finish in the fourth annual event. Students from all over the state submitted their best of works and were judged by professionals from industry professional throughout Washington State including KJET’s very own Johnny Manson.
OCEAN PARK, Wash. - Due to construction delays, the Ocean Park Timberland Library is now scheduled to reopen on Thursday, December 20 at 10 a.m. The library originally planned to open on Tuesday.
Construction was completed by the Holmberg Company from Kirkland, Washington. The architect is Frank Densmore of the Olympia-based Archos Corporation. The address of the Ocean Park Timberland Library is 1308 256th Place, Ocean Park. For more information, please contact the library at (360) 665-4184 when the building reopens, or go to www.TRL.org.
ABERDEEN, Wash. - Police were called to the Guesthouse Inn and Suites in Aberdeen Saturday to the report of a woman being dragged under the Heron street bridge. Police Captain John Green tells us officers located a 39 year old male having alleged sexual contact with an apparent unconscious 42 year old native American female in a camp spot inside brush near the Inn and Bridge. Green said the report was received at 11:07 Saturday morning.
The investigating officers had to tell the male suspect numerous times to step out of the wooded area.
Officers were initially unable to wake up the female. When they did wake her she was allegedly very intoxicated. She did tell officers that she was unaware of anyone having any physical contact with her and that no one had permission to have any physical sexual contact with her.
Officers arrested the male suspect for Indecent Liberties and Making a False Statement to a Public Servant. The male suspect had initially provided the investigating officers a false name.
The suspect also has a confirmed arrest warrant from Oregon for a parole violation from a previous sexual assault charge. He was identified as a Registered Sex Offender out of Oregon.
The suspect is currently in the City of Aberdeen jail.
GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. - The public is invited to help the state Department of Ecology (Ecology) and U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) update and improve site-specific oil-spill response strategies used for Grays Harbor. These are called geographic response plans.
Ecology and the Coast Guard will hold a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Aberdeen Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen.
The workshop will give citizens, resource managers, spill response contractors and oil-industry representatives the opportunity to help the state and federal response agencies identify any new information that might make the geographic response plan strategies for Grays Harbor more effective.