6 rescued from sinking salmon fishing boat on Oregon coast
WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. (AP) — Six people were rescued from a sinking boat on the Oregon coast early Friday.
KEZI-TV reports that the U.S. Coast Guard saved them from a 24-foot chartered salmon fishing boat.
Five people were wearing life jackets while another held onto a floatation device in the 60-degree water.
All were taken to a pier and evaluated by emergency medical services.
A radio distress call for help was sent about 5:40 a.m. Friday while the boat was trying to cross the Umpqua River Bar in Winchester Bay.
It had been hit with a hard wave across the bow, which broke a window and flooded the boat.
The Coast Guard was assisted by two other civilian boats that were nearby.
Information from: KEZI-TV, http://www.kezi.com/