The U.S. Coast Guard helped in two early morning boating rescues today, and will be on alert this holiday weekend as people head to the beach to cool off as temperatures soar.

At 5:30 a.m. today, a 21-foot pleasure craft sent out a mayday call from north of the north jetty of the Tillamook River Bar. The two passengers on board had just set out to go fishing, a Coast Guard spokesman said, when they got disoriented in the fog and were heading into increasingly dangerous surf.