A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter retrieved two sailors from a vessel off the Washington coast. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
US Coast Guard rescues two mariners off the Washington coast
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A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescues two mariners from a 52-foot (15.84 meters) Canadian-flagged sailing boat on Saturday.
Video released by the Defense Department showed the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisting the men from their boat five miles (8 km) west of Westport, Washington.
The helicopter was dispatched from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, Oregon.
Coast Guard officials said the sailors had been traveling for ten days and were unable to return to port due to unsafe sea conditions and mechanical problems.