Coast Guard finds body of missing woman
UPDATE: The Coast Guard rescued two men and a dog Monday after a boat ran aground on the coast, and are now reporting that they recovered the body of the 50-year-old woman who was with them.
Here is the original story:
COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- The Coast Guard rescued two men and a dog, and are still searching for a third person after a boat hit a 'rogue wave' and ran aground on the Oregon Coast.
Petty Officer Third Class Nate Littlejohn of the Coast Guard says they are continuing the search for a 50-year-old woman, with the help of Charleston Fire and Coos County Sheriff's deputies.
He says they were able to rescue two men and their dog on the North Jetty Monday morning, but were unable to find the woman who was on the boat with them.
According to the men, they were fishing on a 30 foot wood vessel named "Ruth," when they hit a rouge wave Sunday night.
The Coast Guard located and hoisted the men up at 7:12 am Monday and took them to Bay Area Hospital.
Littlejohn says one man appeared to have injuries.
He says the woman was not able to climb up the rocks, and she was not wearing a survival suit or life jacket.
A Dolphin crew from Air Station North Bend, a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II crew, 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew and 52-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Coos Bay are searching for the woman in the vicinity of Coos Bay.
The Coast Guard was tipped off about the incident at about 10:20 pm Sunday, when an Emergency Position Indication Beacon (EPIRB) sent a distress signal and it was not registered to any vessel.
The Coast Guard then sent out a 29 foot rescue boat to search for the device.
Officials say they found the device at 4:56 am in a small debris field two miles up from the Coos River.
The Coast Guard then sent up a helicopter and two boats to search for the crew.
Charleston Fire Captain Rusty Shield says they have fire crews searching view points on Cape Arago Highway and coves based on direction of current.
This is a developing story and will be updated.