Two men are recovering after being rescued at sea off Tillamook Head near Cannon Beach by the U.S. Coast Guard. They were aboard a 40-foot sailing vessel taking on water.
Station watchstanders received word at 10:26 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, from the crew of the sailing vessel El Corazon that they had a loss of propulsion about 15 miles off Cannon Beach and were making their way on one engine to Coos Bay. The captain was reportedly extremely tired and sea sick and the first mate reportedly did not feel experienced enough to operate the vessel.
A Coast Guard 47-foot motor life boat crew, from Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, transferred both mariners, one who reportedly was suffering from hypothermia, an injured shoulder and possibly broken ribs, to emergency medical personnel waiting at the station. The names of the two men and where they are from have not been released.
Weather on scene was 11 to 17-MPH winds, with 23-MPH gusts and low visibility.