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Coast Guard airlifts family to safety off Washington jetty

The Coast Guard rescued a family Saturday from the Washaway Beach Jetty on the North Cove of Willapa Bay, Washington, after they became trapped by the rising tide.

Posted: Oct 4, 2020 9:30 AM

Warrenton, Ore. -- The Coast Guard rescued a family Saturday from the Washaway Beach Jetty on the North Cove of Willapa Bay, Washington, after they became trapped by the rising tide.

Two male adults, one child, and a dog were airlifted to safety without any reported injuries after they had walked out to the end of the jetty and then become stranded there.

A rescue swimmer went and hoisted the family off the rocks and away from the rising water.

“This case demonstrates how important it is for beachgoers to be aware of their surroundings,” said Lt. Derrick Rocky, the external missions officer at Sector Columbia River. “Search for a tide table of your area before going to the beach to be sure you don’t get trapped by rising waters.”

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