WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY


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Small boat on Alsea River with two fishers aboard sinking, drifting downstream toward Drift Creek Landing. NO DOG ABOARD as earlier reported.

After man and woman rescued Central Coast Fire and Sheriff's Marine boat retrieved the overturned boat.

After man and woman rescued Central Coast Fire and Sheriff’s Marine boat retrieved the overturned boat. No dog aboard, as it turned out.
Becky Knowlton photo


2:40pm
Central Coast Fire is amassing a rescue for a man and woman, possibly from Toledo, who are in a small outboard boat that has taken on water, forcing the two into the waters of the Alsea River. They have are drifting down stream toward Drift Creek Landing – currently just downstream from 4259 Alsea Highway.

2:52pm
Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter has been requested to help out.

2:53pm
Seal Rock Water Rescue is enroute – will launch from Drift Creek Landing at 3911 Alsea Highway.

3:02pm
Victims are now in front of Drift Creek Landing headed west.

3:10pm
Rescue boat and a two Seal Rock Surf Rescue jet skis are in the water speeding toward the stranded boaters.

3:12pm
Coast Guard told to stand down.

3:14pm
One victim has been rescued by a jet ski and will soon be enroute to Drift Creek Landing where the ambulance is standing by.

3:17pm
First victim is ashore at Drift Creek Landing.

3:19pm
Rescuers going back for the second victim.

3:21pm
Have acquired second victim. Soon will be enroute to shore.

3:24pm
Second victim is back on shore at Drift Creek Landing. The wife is going to be transported to PCH in Newport. The two were in the water for quite a while.

3:25pm
Boat is upside down. Can’t be righted in stream. Putting a flag on it to make it visible to other boaters.

3:26pm
Sheriff’s Marine Patrol Boat is enroute from Port of Alsea headed upstream to help re-right the boat and retrieve it.

3:35pm
Boat is ashore, being emptied out by Seal Rock personnel and being prepared so it can be returned to its owner. Central Coast water rescue and Sheriff’s Marine Patrol folks are towing it back to Port of Alsea boat ramp to be re-trailered.

Fire Rescue personnel remind everyone going out on the water to carry life jackets and WEAR THEM!

Call for Citizen Photos: Email to: Dave@NewsLincolnCounty.com

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