Coast Guard rescues 3 WA men off fishing boat
The Coast Guard says it has rescued three men from a fishing vessel that was taking on water after hitting a jetty at the exit to Grays Harbor on the Washington coast.
Petty Officer Shawn Eggert says a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Grays Harbor was dispatched to the 69-foot fishing vessel Haeshin after receiving a distress call Monday evening.
Eggert identified the men as Gary Cortner, of Tacoma; Bunthoeun Toun, of Seattle, and James Timothy Maupin, of Westport.
No injuries were reported.
Eggert says a Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., also was sent to the scene.
No further details were immediately available about the fishing boat.
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