Plane Crashes Into Ocean Near Florence

FLORENCE, Ore. — One person is dead and another is missing after a small plane crashed into the ocean near Florence. Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue say two people were on board.  The Coast Guard dive team and a helicopter are looking for the second person still missing. The plane is believed to be from … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Rescues Two Hikers

SEASIDE, Ore. — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew worked to locate two hikers stranded on a cliff in Ecola State Park, Monday. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Astoria responded to the request for help and were able to locate the two stranded hikers. The aircrew dropped two 200-foot hoists with a rescue … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Searches For Missing Woman

COOS BAY, Ore. – The U.S. Coast Guard says it’s searching for a missing woman, after a fishing vessel ran aground near Coos Bay Sunday. Around 7:12 a.m. the Coast Guard says it located and rescued two men and their dog at the north tip of the north jetty at the entrance to Coos Bay; … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Closes Bar Entrances

EUGENE, Ore. — The US Coast Guard closed the Coos Bay, Umpqua River, Depoe Bay and Siuslaw River bar entrances Sunday. The captains of the Port Sector North Bend and Columbia River issued the closure of the four bar entrance due to hazardous conditions. The closure applies to all vessels; requests to transit the bars … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Rescues Fisherman

COOS BAY, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated a fisherman off the coast of Coos Bay Sunday. Officials say the fisherman suffered from internal injuries and needed immediate medical assistance. The Coast Guard says the American Triumph, a commercial fishing and processing vessel, contacted them around 3:30 p.m. to Medevac a 37-year-old male … 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 »