Dredge Overturns near La Push, Washington – Photos

Mike Schuler
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February 24, 2010

SEATTLE – The barge Bar Fly sits partially submerged and surrounded by containment boom near La Push, Wash., in the Quillayute River Feb. 23, 2010. The barge sank after being hung up on its anchor and taking on water. Three people were rescued by Station Quillayute River. Images courtesy of USCG.

Coast Guard Station Quillayute River, Wash., responded to a report of a dredge hung up on its anchor and taking on water with three people aboard at approximately 8:50 p.m.. A 47-foot rescue boat crew and a 25-foot rescue boat crew launched to assist.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. the 25-boat crew took all three people off of the dredge and transported them to Station Quillayute River. No injuries were reported at the time the crew was removed from the dredge.

The 47-foot boat crew was able to assist the dredge out of the channel.

At approximately 8 a.m Tuesday, the barge was reported to have overturned and sunk in approximately 10 feet of water.

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