Small boat on Alsea River with two fishers aboard sinking, drifting downstream toward Drift Creek Landing. NO DOG ABOARD as earlier reported.
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.
Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter has been requested to help out.
Seal Rock Water Rescue is enroute – will launch from Drift Creek Landing at 3911 Alsea Highway.
Victims are now in front of Drift Creek Landing headed west.
Rescue boat and a two Seal Rock Surf Rescue jet skis are in the water speeding toward the stranded boaters.
Coast Guard told to stand down.
One victim has been rescued by a jet ski and will soon be enroute to Drift Creek Landing where the ambulance is standing by.
First victim is ashore at Drift Creek Landing.
Rescuers going back for the second victim.
Have acquired second victim. Soon will be enroute to shore.
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.
Boat is upside down. Can’t be righted in stream. Putting a flag on it to make it visible to other boaters.
Sheriff’s Marine Patrol Boat is enroute from Port of Alsea headed upstream to help re-right the boat and retrieve it.
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!
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