Neighbors Protest Sprint Jet Boat Races

LEBANON, Ore. — Sprint jet boat races are coming to Lebanon this weekend – something that organizers say will boost the area’s economy. But neighbors are fighting to cancel the event – worried about the amount of water the site is using. The United States Sprint Boat Association is hosting the event on July 26, … Continue reading »

Boat Misses Jetty Entrance, Runs Aground

NEWPORT, Ore. – A grounded boat that ended up on Newport’s South Beach forced three fishermen to swim ashore Saturday afternoon. One of the boat’s owners says the crew was trying to make its way back into Yaquina Bay for the day, but instead got stuck south of the jetty. “The crew was coming in … Continue reading »

Fishing Vessel Runs Aground near Newport

YAQUINA BAY, Ore. — Three people are being treated for possible hypothermia after their fishing vessel ended up grounded near Newport Sunday afternoon. The U.S. Coast Guard got a call from crew members saying their vessel was about to run aground on Yaquina Bay’s South Jetty. The fishermen ended up swimming to shore. Seven-hundred gallons … Continue reading »

Woman’s Body Found After Boat Crash

COOS BAY, Ore. — The body of a woman missing has been recovered after a fishing boat crashed into the North Jetty in Coos Bay. The U.S. Coast Guard says the unidentified woman’s body was found more than a mile southwest of the entrance to the bar. Two men survived. The boat, named The Ruth, … Continue reading »

Race Boat Loses Control, Goes into Crowd

TANGENT, Ore. — It was a frightening moment for spectators at a boat race in Tangent this weekend, when a boat lost control and went straight towards the crowd. Fans packed around the Field of Dreams on Saturday to watch USSBA Sprint Boat Racing. What they did not expect to see was a jet boat … Continue reading »

Derelict Boat Found near Coos Bay

COOS BAY, Ore. — A derelict 30-foot boat has been found near Coos Bay. It was removed from Horsfall Beach on Thursday afternoon. Biologists with ODFW are sending samples from the vessel to Oregon State University’s Marine Science Center. No hazardous material was found on the boat, but there was marine life clinging to it. … Continue reading »

Three Fishermen Rescued near Coos Bay

COOS BAY, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three fishermen near Coos Bay Wednesday. It says the men’s 39-foot crab boat Robert Henry ran aground 400 yards off Cape Arago. At about 3:30 a.m., helicopter crew brought the crew members to shore. Investigators will assess the scene for potential pollution. The Coast Guard says … Continue reading »