An unidentified 38-foot fishing boat capsized at the mouth of Tillamook Bay at 4:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon. All four people on board went into the water.
Fortunately, the U.S. Coast Guard was observing the area from a nearby watchtower when the incident occurred. Rescue crews were dispatched immediately, and the four mariners were removed from the water by 6:00 p.m.
Two of the mariners were unresponsive at the time of the rescue. All four were taken to the hospital.
With offices in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, WA, BoatLaw, LLP has represented commercial fishermen for over forty years. The firm’s admiralty lawyers have a unique understanding of the dangers faced by these mariners.