Crewmembers from US Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garabaldi, Oregon, rescued two children and one adult after their boat capsized in front of the station, Wednesday.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Sandler, a machinery technician assigned to Station Tillamook, was working on the pier at approximately 2:30 p.m. when he heard screams for help and saw a female child swimming toward the pier. He assisted the girl onto the pier and called station watchstanders.
A 29-foot Response Boat—Small II crew launched to assist the other two people, an adult male and a male child, who were holding onto the break wall approximately 200 yards from the station pier.
Both children were wearing life jackets.
All three boaters were taken by EMS to Tillamook County General Hospital. They were reportedly in good condition.
Station crewmembers recovered the 14-foot skiff with no reports of pollution.
Press Release, July 10, 2014; Image: USCG