Coast Guard Rescues 2 Fisherman On Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st July NewsCoast Guardrescue

A Coast Guard crew has rescued two fishermen after their 27-foot fishing boat sank as it was being towed Tuesday evening near the Oregon coast entrance to the Umpqua River.

Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener said the men went into the water but were recovered in minutes and taken to be checked by medics.Read More »

Coast Guard Rescues 3 From Sailboat

By Jim McCoy Mon 27th October NewsHale's Revengerescue
The Coast Guard says a container ship has rescued three people from a disabled 32-foot sailboat adrift nearly 800 miles west of the California-Oregon border. Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener in Seattle says the crew of the Hale's Revenge was safely taken aboard the 965-foot Hyundai Grace on Monday morning in 20-foot seas.Read More »

Paraglider Rescued

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd July NewsLost Creek Lakerescue
You don’t hear of this everyday: the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department rescuing a paraglider. Saturday afternoon at 1:10 p.m, Search and Rescue responded to a call that 17-year old Tate Scharnberg from Yreka was being pulled by a boat on Lost Creek Lake, and when he detached, Scharnberg encountered a strong wind gust that steered him off course, and into a tree.Read More »

Teen, Deputy Rescued On Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd June Newsrescue
A deputy sheriff on Southern Oregon's coast who spent 45 minutes battling the surf and keeping a teenager's head above water was described as delirious and losing consciousness when rescuers were finally able to pull the two from 50-degree water. Deputy Terry Brown was hypothermic and hospitalized in critical condition Monday, but he and the 14-year-old are expected to recover. Read More »

Lost Adventurers Found Near Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Thu 22nd May Newsrescue
The Coos County sheriff's office says a pair of birdwatchers spent the night in a swamp, one of them barefoot, after they got lost. About 4 a.m. Thursday, a deputy in a boat reached the two. Neither needed medical treatment. The sheriff's office says they called about 10:30 p.m.Read More »

Injured Man Rescued From Central Oregon Gorge

By Jim McCoy Fri 2nd May NewsCrooked River GorgeNick Inmanrescue
Rescue teams say a man injured in a Central Oregon gorge has been lifted by ropes nearly 1,000 feet to safety. KTVZ-TV reports ( he was fishing at the bottom of Crooked River Gorge on Thursday afternoon when he fell from a rock and hurt his leg.Read More »

OSU Crew Boat Crashes

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th March NewsOSU crewrescue
A $35,000 crew boat was totaled and nine members of the Oregon State University rowing team were rescued when the vessel smashed into a bridge support on the Willamette River. The accident happened Monday afternoon as several boats were on the river, which was running high and fast because of recent rains.Read More »

Rescuers Trying To Reach Injured Skiers Hurt By Slide

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th February Newsavalancherescue
Rescuers are hoping for a break in the weather to evacuate two injured backcountry skiers who survived an avalanche that killed two others in northeastern Oregon's Wallowa Mountains. Baker County Undersheriff Warren Thompson said Wednesday morning that two National Guard helicopters were flying to the site. He says there's no word on whether there's enough visibility for the heliRead More »

Missing Mushroom Picker Found

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th September NewsBoris Bondarchukmissing personrescue
Authorities say a man with a heart condition who vanished during a mushroom picking expedition in Clackamas County was found safe Thursday morning. KGW-TV reports ( ) that about 45 searchers had been looking for 53-year-old Boris Bondarchuk along the Molalla River in what officers described as a densely wooded area with steep terrain and rivers. He'd been miRead More »

Man Retrieving Softball Saves Drowning Man

By Jim McCoy Mon 9th September SportsLoganrescuesoftballUtah
A man who went to fetch a softball that was hit over the fence during a recreational league game in northern Utah ended up saving a man's life. Bart Griffiths tells The Herald Journal ( ) he was retrieving a ball Wednesday for players at Willow Park Sports Complex in Logan when he saw something out of the corner of his eye.Read More »


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