Jessica Cejnar / Monday, July 19, 2021 @ 9:36 a.m. / Emergencies
VIDEO: Coasties from Humboldt Bay Sector Discuss June 19 Sail Boat Rescue off Crescent City
From a U.S. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay Facebook post:
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders recieved a distress call on June 20, 2021, from the six-person crew of the 79-foot sailboat Barlovento. The crew reported the boat was disabled, taking on water and had a person with injuries in 60 mile-per-hour winds and 20-foot seas located 90 miles offshore from Crescent City.
Sector Humboldt Bay directed the launch of a US Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J Spartan fixed-wing crew to provide air support and a Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.The helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted the injured person from the Barlovento and transported the person to local emergency medical services personnel at Sector Humboldt Bay.With the Barlovento expected to lose power, Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanderes requested additional air support from a U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.The Sector Humboldt Bay helicopter crew returned to the scene and hoisted three people from the Barlovento and the Sector North Bend helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted the remaining people.All survivors were transported to Sector Humboldt Bay.Sector Humboldt Bay helicopter crew:Lt. Ryan O'NeillLt. Adam OwnbeyAET2 Peter GaudetAST3 Spencer MansonSector North Bend helicopter crew:Lt. Cori SanchezLt. j.g. Matthew RileyAET2 Eli GessnerAST1 Chris BelisleAir Station Sacramento crew:Lt. Cmdr. Matthew HuntLt. Jacob RathAMT1 Jaime MarreroAET2 Daniel Hanz
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