The Coast Guard rescued a mother and her two children after they were stranded in a canoe in the Jetty Lagoon near Fort Stevens, Oregon.
The woman's husband had reported his family missing on Sunday afternoon.
He reported that they were last seen in a green canoe near Clatsop Spit -- a sand spit at the mouth of the Columbia River.
A boat crew and helicopter launched a search. Clatsop County Sheriff's deputies spotted the missing family from a watch tower near the south jetty and directed rescue crews to the site.
The rescue boat maneuvered alongside the jetty despite shallow water and reached the stranded canoeists.
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