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Coast Guard MH-65 aircrew rescue 3 from fishing boat near Big Lagoon

Coast Guard MH-65 aircrew rescue 3 from fishing boat near Big Lagoon
Archive image: an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay conducts search and rescue training in the surf off the coast of Somoa Dunes Beach, Calif., Tuesday, November 24, 2009. Monthly training is conducted in the event of an actual surf rescue, they are proficient in their rescue skills.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aux. William Greer.

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew rescue three people Sunday after their fishing boat lost propulsion approximately a quarter mile from Big Lagoon.

The captain of the fishing boat «Jeannie II» notified to Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay​ watchstanders via VHF channel 16 at approximately 2:40 p.m. stating their vessel had lost propulsion and was drifting toward shore.

​The watchstanders dispatched a Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery (SRR) Helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay 47-foot Response BoatMedium crew to the scene.

​At approximately 3:15 p.m. the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and hoisted the three people aboard.

A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery (SRR) helicopter aircrew rescue three people from a stranded fishing vessel approximately a quarter mile west of Big Lagoon, California, Jan. 17, 2021. The vessel became stranded after the engine lost propulsion.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay.

​The Dolphin helicopter crew brought the three people to Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay with no reported medical concerns.

-USCG-

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