Saturday, March 10, 2012

Coast Guard Searches For Four At Debris Field 17 Miles West Of Leadbetter Point

News Release: Coast Guard searching for four near Seaview, Wash.
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard is searching for four people in the water near Seaview, Wash., Saturday.

Sector Columbia River in Astoria is responding to an EPIRB signal, which led Coast Guard personnel to a debris field approximately 17 miles west of Leadbetter Point near Willapa Bay.

An MH-60 helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River along with two 47-foot motor lifeboat crews from Station Grays Harbor, Wash., and Station Cape Dissapointment, Wash., respectively, were dispatched to the scene after Sector Columbie River recieved an EPIRB distresss signal from the 62-foot fising vessel Lady Cecelia, homeported in Warrenton, Ore., at 3:47 a.m. Coast Guard crews found the debris field when they arrived to the signal's source. Since then, the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk and an HH-65 helicopter crew from Port Angeles, Wash., a 52-foot motor lifeboat from Station Cape Disappointment and a second MH-60 helicopter crew from Astoria have joined the search along with a C-130 search plane crew from Air Station Sacramento, Calif.

For more information regarding this case, please contact the Coast Guard Public Affairs office at 206-819-9154.


Anonymous said...

must have been run down by a freighter--otherwise, with four aboard, somebody would'a gotten a mayday call off--no call means someting terrible and catastrophic happened very quickly

Anonymous said...

They got creamed by an auto transport.