3 people rescued by Coast Guard off Grays Harbor

Coast Guard crews and local responders rescued three people from the water south off Grays Harbor on Saturday.
A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria pulled two women and a man from the water, and transported them to waiting emergency medical personnel in Westport.
The Coast Guard tells KXRO that their Warrenton station was told Saturday afternoon that two surfers were in need of rescue, just south of the North Jetty. Two life boat crews from Westport and the helicopter crew were sent in response.
Dispatchers told the Coast Guard that a third person was also in the water and in need after they attempted to rescue the surfers, and that all three people had been pulled south by currents.
The life boat crews remained on scene as the group was rescued.
“Our crews and local partners did an outstanding job in their combined efforts and effective communication with the response” said Mark Dobney, command duty officer at Sector Columbia River. “Often the key to a positive outcome in a case like this comes down to maintaining visual contact and relaying the position of people in the water.”
All three people were reportedly in good condition.



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