Posted: Monday, 11 June 2012 6:37AM
Coast Guard Rescues Two In Bellingham
A Coast Guard crew based in Bellingham rescued two boaters from a 20 ft. sailboat about 70 mi, southwest of Neah Bay Saturday.
The Coast Guard cutter "Swordfish" was sent to the scene Friday afternoon after the captain of the sailboat reported that he and his crew member were exhausted, seasick and in need of a tow.
The "swordfish" crew arrived around 3 a.m. Saturday and began towing the sailboat.
At noon Saturday, the crew handed over towing of the sailboat to another coast guard boat, but the "Swordfish" continued to take the two boaters to shore.
The crew of the "Swordfish" arrived at the coast guard station in Neah Bay at 1:17 p.m. and transferred the boaters to shore.
The seasick captain and his crewmember were not injured.