BROOKINGS, Ore -- Saturday morning three people were rescued from the mouth of the Chetco River. The U.S Coast Guard said the unit received a 911 distress call of a boat that was flipped over.
When crews arrived on scene, they found two people in the water clinging to another boat. The third person was rescued by a Good Samaritan. Crews brought back all three people to the docks and were checked by medics.
One crew stayed to recover debris from the flipped boat and maintain a safety zone. The U.S Coast Guard made the decision to re-right the boat. The USCG says it does not do this often. The crew safely re-righted and towed the boat back to its safe mooring inside Brookings-Harbor marina.