Coast Guard rescues two boaters southwest of Cape Flattery

NEAH BAY — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from the 20-foot sailing vessel Tuuletar on Saturday about 70 miles southwest of Cape Flattery.

The Coast Guard gave this report:

About 1 p.m. Friday, the captain of the Tuuletar contacted the Coast Guard saying that he and his crew member were exhausted, seasick and in need of a tow.

The Coast Guard cutter Swordfish, based in Bellingham, was sent to the scene.

The Swordfish crew arrived at about 3 a.m. Saturday and took the vessel in tow.

At about noon Saturday, the Swordfish transferred the tow to a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Neah Bay and took the two boaters to the station, arriving there at 1:17 p.m.

The lifeboat crew completed the tow to the Makah Marina in Neah Bay at 2:23 p.m.

The Coast Guard did not identify the boaters nor their boat’s port but said no injuries were involved.

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