Helicopter rescues stranded Oregon boaters
Thursday, March 15, 2012
POWERS, Ore. (AP) -- A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter searching for a missing family instead stumbled on a trio of boaters whose morning excursion turned dangerous when their boat capsized.
The Coos Bay World reports (http://bit.ly/zUjj7G ) the men were able to swim out of the Coquille River early Wednesday and reach a small island, leaving them trapped.
The helicopter spotted them and authorities determined that an air rescue was the men's only option.
The missing family was also found later on Wednesday.