WESTPORT, Wash. - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 27-year-old woman off the charter vessel Mariner, seven miles west of Westport Saturday.

At 11 a.m. the station received a call that Rebecca Smith, of Helena, Mont., was trembling and couldn't breathe.

Station Gray's Harbor dispatched a motor lifeboat, took her off the boat and transferred her to local EMS.

The Coast Guard also responded to a possible Megler Bridge jumper. The Coast Guard received a 9-1-1 call that a man who had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend had left their car on foot from the top of the bridge.

Air Station Astoria launched an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and Station Cape Disappointment responded with a 47-foot motor lifeboat.

After searching for three hours, the Coast Guard received word at 3 a.m. Sunday that the person was found on land, unharmed.


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.