[UPDATE 9:27 am] Coast Guard Works to Rescue Three Crew Members of Commercial Fishing Boat Damaged Near the South Jetty – Redheaded Blackbelt

The image above is a stock photo from the Coast Guard of one of Sector Humboldt Bays MH-65 Dolphin helicopters.

At approximately 8:15 p.m. the U.S. Coast Guard began working to rescue three crew members of a 35 foot commercial fishing vessel in distress near the South Jetty of Humboldt Bay.

According to Petty Officer Taylor Bacon, Sector Humboldt Bay had received a report of the vessel which has lost propulsion near the South Jetty. He said the Coast Guard deployed a motor lifeboat and a MH-65 dolphin helicopter carrying a rescue swimmer.

When the Coast Guard arrived on scene, they found all three crew members had managed to get to the beach. The rescue swimmer was deployed, Bacon said. The swimmer found that one of the crew members had a serious laceration and that person was taken to St Josephs Hospital by helicopter. At this time we dont know the condition of that crew member.

Bacon said the vessel was in very poor condition [Note: we want to clarify that Bacon was describing the vessels condition after being battered by the high seas.] He explained waves were quite high with 8 to 10 foot seas.

UPDATE 9:27 a.m.: According to Cassie Michel, the boat owner, [E]veryone is doing well, accounted for and with their love onesThe men where all able to make it to the shore in their survival suits and the life raft deployed as expected.

UPDATE: Coast Guard Works to Rescue Three Crew Members of Commercial Fishing Boat Damaged Near the South Jetty

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