News Icon

News: Coast Guard rescues two from fishing vessel Dreamer

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzieSmall RSS IconSubscriptions Icon

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin from Sector Humboldt Bay rescued two men from the 30-foot recreational vessel Dreamer near Fort Bragg.

At 5:58 p.m., Coast Guard District Sector Humboldt Bay received a mayday call that the vessel Dreamer, homeported in Fort Bragg, was aground just off Glass Beach. The Coast Guard launched a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Noyo River and a helicopter from Sector Humboldt Bay. Additionally, they notified Fort Bragg Fire and Rescue, and Sonoma County Emergency Medical Services, who deployed their helicopter.

The rescue boat and crew from Station Noyo River, first to arrive on scene, found the Dreamer hard aground on rocks approximately 50 yards offshore and were unable to affect a rescue due to the hazardous location. The Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew arrived on scene at 7:28 p.m. and immediately located one of the survivors onboard the Dreamer.

The vessel was starting to break apart due to the surf pounding against the vessel and pushing it up on the reef. The helicopter crew deployed the rescue swimmer to the Dreamer and hoisted the survivor into the helicopter.

With the first survivor onboard, the remaining survivor was located in the water approximately 30 yards away. The helicopter lowered its rescue swimmer into the surf and recovered the remaining survivor.

With the survivors safely aboard and with the assistance of the fire and rescue crew, the helicopter landed and transferred the survivors to the ambulance that took them to Mendocino Coast Hospital.


Connected Media
VideoNorthern Calif. Coast...
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin from Sector Humboldt Bay...


Web Views
101
Downloads
0

Podcast Hits
0



Public Domain Mark
This work, Coast Guard rescues two from fishing vessel Dreamer, by PO1 Thomas McKenzie, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.18.2013

Date Posted:11.18.2013 19:34

Location:MCKINLEYVILLE, CA, USGlobe

More Like This

  • The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen from the 78-foot fishing vessel King Fish, Thursday, at approximately 12:15 p.m., shortly before the vessel ran aground in Mayport.
Rescued were Lawrence Floyd and Armando Origan, both locals of Mayport.
  • A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a boater from a 31-foot sailing vessel in the Gulf of Alaska Tuesday.
  • A Coast Guard small boat crew rescued four men from a capsized vessel near Point Pleasant, N.J., Nov. 6.<br />
<br />
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Rush and crew participated in a search and rescue demonstration with Chinese vessels from East China Sea Rescue Bureau, Ministry of Transport, and the East China Sea Number One Flying Service in the Wusong Estuary River Nov. 5, 2009.

Options

  • Army
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

SELECT A HOLIDAY:

VIDEO ON DEMAND

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr