Coast Guard rescues family from the Washaway Beach Jetty
The Coast Guard rescued a family Saturday from the Washaway Beach Jetty on the North Cove of Willapa Bay after they were trapped by the rising tide.
The Coast Guard says that two men, a minor, and a dog were airlifted to safety without any reported injuries.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received notification from Pacific County dispatch at about 2:15 p.m. that a family had walked out to the end of the jetty and then were stranded there.
A Jayhawk helicopter crew diverted from their training mission and arrived on scene at about 2:45 p.m.
A rescue swimmer deployed and hoisted the family off the rocks and away from the rising water.
The helicopter crew landed at a nearby field where Pacific County Sheriff’s deputies waited to return the family to their vehicle.