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Coast Guard rescues fishermen near Coos Bay

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The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three fishermen from a 39-foot crab boat that ran aground near Coos Bay.

The boat's emergency indicating radio beacon sent a report about the situation early Wednesday morning. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station North Bend responded, along with a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Coos Bay.

Firefighters from Charleston also assisted in the rescue operation.

The helicopter crew hoisted the fishermen off the boat at 3:30 a.m.

Pollution investigators are now assessing the scene and working with the owner to develop a salvage plan.

The boat is reported to have 4,000 pounds of catch on board, as well as 400 gallons of fuel.

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