NEAR SILETZ BAY, Ore. (NBC/DVID) — The Coast Guard rescued five people from a sinking charter boat off the Oregon coast.
The Coast Guard received a mayday call from a 31-foot vessel that was quickly taking on water Saturday.
The five people aboard had to abandon ship.
A Jayhawk helicopter crew lowered a basket and hoisted three people from the ocean.
Two others were lifted to a second chopper from Good Samaritan boats that came by to help.
All five survivors were taken to the hospital in good condition.