SEATTLE — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew rescue two people who were unable to maneuver their rowboat due to weather conditions in the Hood Canal. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023.
Watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report at 6:18 p.m. of two people aboard a rowboat in Hood Canal who were struggling to maneuver their vessel for over two hours due to strong currents and 35–40-knot winds.
Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew and a Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew to assist the mariners in distress.
The MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 7:45 p.m., deployed a rescue swimmer and hoisted both people into the helicopter.
The helicopter aircrew transported both people to family members at Bremerton National Airport in stable condition.
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