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Salem-News.com (Dec-31-2010 14:52)

Coast Guard Airlifts Stranded Boaters Near Goat Island, Wash.

The Coast Guard encourages all boaters to remain aware of weather and tidal conditions and to wear a life jacket.

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - Coast Guard helicopter The Coast Guard airlifted two people after their skiff ran aground in Skagit Bay just southeast of La Conner, Wash., Thursday.

At approximately 6:00 p.m., Skagit County, Wash. Sheriff’s Dept. received a call stating a 20-ft inflatable skiff had run aground in shallow water just south of Goat Island.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-02-2010 20:46)

Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River, closes multiple bar entrances November 2nd

(SEATTLE) - Salem-News.com The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River, in Astoria, Oregon, has closed the Columbia River, Yaquina Bay, Ore., Siuslaw River, Ore., and Grays Harbor, Wash., bar entrances due to hazardous conditions, Tuesday.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-02-2010 17:50)

Reward Offered to Help Solve Unlawful Shooting of Elk in Rural Clatsop County

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - Elk illegally killed in Clatsop County Oregon Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for an illegal shooting of an elk in rural Clatsop County last weekend. A reward of up to $500 for information leading to an arrest in this case is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn in a Poacher (T.I.P.) Program.

According to Trooper Jim O'Connor, on October 30, 2010, OSP Fish and Wildlife Division troopers responded to a report of a wounded cow elk on the Youngs River mainline near milepost 6. The elk had been shot with a firearm and the meat was salvaged by OSP troopers.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-26-2010 22:41)

Coast Guard Captain of the Port Reopens Multiple River Bars

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - Salem-News.com The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River, reopened the Columbia River, Yaquina Bay, Oregon, Coos Bay, Oregon, Umpqua River, Oregon, and Grays Harbor, Washington, bar entrances Tuesday, with restrictions to recreational and uninspected passenger vessels.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-25-2010 19:31)

Search suspended for missing boater near Waldport

The search was called off Friday due to reduced visibility

(Astoria, Oregon) - Salem-News.com The Coast Guard and local authorities have suspended the search for a boater who went missing Friday after his 14-foot boat capsized approximately one mile offshore near Waldport, Ore.

The search was suspended at 1:20 p.m. Saturday after the Coast Guard and local authorities searched for the boater throughout Friday night and Saturday.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-25-2010 15:29)

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from cruise ship

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - US Coast Guard Rescue Crew Aviation Survival Technician 2nd Class Obrien Starr-Hollow, Aviation Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Shawn McCann and Health Service Technician 1st Class Russell Whitman of Air Station Astoria, Ore., tend to a 69-year-old man medically evacuated from the cruise ship Bolendam with head and back injuries Sept. 24, 2010.

The man was taken to Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore., for treatment.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-18-2010 17:51)

Tualatin Woman Dies in Crash East of Astoria

A Tualatin-area woman died and two other people were injured.

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - Fatal crash Astoria, Oregon 16 Sept. 2010 Police are continuing the investigation into Friday afternoon's two vehicle fatal traffic crash on Highway 202 about three miles east of Astoria.

A 1999 Volkswagen was westbound on Highway 202 near milepost 5 negotiating a curve when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with two adult female occupants.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-13-2010 14:29)

Barge Capsizes, Spilling 4500 Tons of Scrap Metal off Columbia River

The scrap metal came free from the barge and fell to the bottom of the ocean.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Capsized 295-foot barge near Astoria, Oregon. The Coast Guard is responding to the capsizing of a barge approximately eight miles from the Columbia River bar near Astoria, Ore.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-28-2009 23:43)

Cannon Beach High Angle Rescuers and Coast Guard Rescue Two

Rescue teams were climbed into a cave to retrieve the pair and a Coast Guard helicopter flew them to safety.

(CANNON BEACH, Ore.) - The Coast Guard assisted Cannon Beach, Oregon authorities with the rescue of two people from a cave at Cannon Beach Saturday.

A spokesperson for the Coast Group/Air Station Astoria, says they received a request for assistance from Cannon Beach authorities.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-09-2009 22:02)

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Fisherman (PHOTOS)

Coast Guard crews and local agencies searched for a 65-year old man who was reported overdue from a fishing trip.

(ASTORIA, Ore.) - An overturned skiff found by the Coast Guard while conducting a search for a missing boater near Nehalem, Ore., Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. The Coast Guard suspended the search for an overdue 65-year-old fisherman who was reported missing in Oregon's Nehalem Bay Friday.

The Coast Guard searched for the fisherman approximately five hours before suspending the search pending any new information that would assist in locating the man.

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