Friday, April 18, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard says a 50-foot fishing trawler started taking on water Monday morning about 65 miles west of Tillamook, but later headed back to port under its own power.

A rescue swimmer was lowered from a Coast Guard helicopter to help the owner get the water pumped from the wooden vessel.

The Coast Guard said a husband and wife and their two dogs were aboard, but she and the dogs got into another boat after water starting coming in the fish hold. The husband remained aboard and headed the vessel toward Astoria.

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