MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew rescue a sailor after his sailboat the “Agua Star” was beset by weather approximately 80 nautical miles west of Eureka. Saturday, September 30, 2023.
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders received multiple radio transmissions around 11:40 a.m. Saturday from the Captain of the Agua Star, stating he needed immediate assistance and was approximately 80 nautical miles west of Eureka.
The MH-65 Dolphin aircrew arrived on scene around 3:50 p.m. and made contact with the Agua Star’s captain. He reported that he needed to be evacuated due to weather conditions and damage to his sailboat.
The rescue aircrew dropped the passenger off at Air Station Humboldt Bay around 5:15 p.m. The passenger was reported to have no injuries.
The sailboat’s last reported position is reported to be approximately 80 nautical miles west of Eureka.
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