COAST GUARD RESCUE IN YAQUINA BAY, OREGON
A boat capsized near the Yaquina Bay Coast Guard Station on July 3, 2014, putting three people in the water. The boat capsized after running into the wake of another vessel, and was seen by Lt. Robert Ornelas, commanding officer of the Yaquina Bay Station.
Both a small response boat and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat responded within minutes of the accident and rescued the three individuals out of the water, before there was even a chance for anyone to make a rescue call.
The Coast Guard was able to turn over the upside down vessel and tow it to the Newport Marina. None of the three people in the boat were wearing life jackets, but were not hurt. Lt. Ornelas warned against having a false sense of safety when the sun is out and the water is calm, as the water temperature and hypothermia are still dangerous.