Coast Guard rescues 5 off Oregon coast

The U.S. Coast Guard was called into action early Saturday morning, responding to a fishing vessel in distress off the stormy and rugged Oregon Coast.

According to an Associated Press report, a mayday call was received by the Coast Guard around 4:20 a.m. from a crew in trouble. The crew of five were aboard the 75-foot crab fishing boat, Blazer, and reported they were taking on water while fishing about eight miles west of Siletz Bay, off the north-western coast of Oregon.

The Blazer was apparently taking on water fast, as her crew reported back to the Coast Guard 10 minutes later to let them know they were getting into their cold water immersion suits and launching a life raft.

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