Coast Guard makes Columbia jetty rescue

Coast Guard makes Columbia jetty rescue

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by Associated Press and KGW Staff

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Posted on November 28, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 28 at 10:43 AM

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The Coast Guard says one of its boats managed to take a disabled 15-foot skiff in tow and keep it from smashing against the rocks of a jetty on the north Oregon coast.

The skiff's two crew members were able to navigate the breakwater on foot and make it safely to shore on Tuesday.

Coast Guard spokesman Nathan Bradshaw says his agency sent a helicopter and two boats to the scene. The helicopter found the two crew members working to keep the small craft from being dashed against the rocks due to the incoming surf. The skiff was eventually towed to the Hammond Marina.

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