U.S. Coast Guard

Oregon State Police

A 47-year old man was swept off the rocks into the ocean north of Depoe Bay this morning (Thursday.) Witnesses say he crossed over a sea wall to look at the water and was then hit by a wave and knocked into the frigid water.

US Coast Guard Seeks Persistent Hoax Caller

Dec 16, 2016
U.S. Coast Guard

During the past year, the US Coast Guard has faced a persistent problem in their rescue work in the Pacific Northwest. Someone keeps making fake distress calls, sending Coast Guard personnel out on expensive, illegal, wild goose chases.

Karen Richards

Federal Judge Michael McShane is “on the fence” whether to stay a lawsuit brought by the Newport Fishermen’s Wives against the Coast Guard, or dismiss it. The suit is over the agency’s threatened closure of the rescue helicopter station.

The Mayor of Newport along with several city and county officials attended the hearing at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene. Attorney Sean Duffy represents the Coast Guard. He asked the judge to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction. The plaintiff’s lawyer Mike Haglund was upbeat after the hearing: