Coast Guard helps 3 after boat runs into jetty
NEWPORT, Ore. -- The US Coast Guard says they helped 3 men on board a fishing vessel that ran into a jetty near Newport Monday evening.
Authorities say the crew of the fishing vessel Eclipse contacted the Coast Guard at 8:15 p.m., saying that they had lost propulsion and had struck the jetty and began taking on water.
The Coast Guard says two crewmembers were able to make their way onto the jetty, and one man was helped safely to shore by a shore party from Station Yaquina Bay, in Newport.
One of the men was reportedly showing signs of mild hypothermia, was safely hoisted by a Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport.
He was transported to AirFac Newport and transferred to waiting EMS.
A crew aboard a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay transferred a de-watering pump to the vessel and assisted with de-watering efforts.
The MLB crew towed the vessel to Newport and continued de-watering.
Coast Guard marine investigators from Warrenton are investigating the incident.