UPDATE: Coast Guard helicopter crews rescue 12 people, 3 dogs from flooding RV park in Neskowin, Tillamook County, OR
ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard is responded Friday November 12th to reports of approximately 50 people trapped in a flooding recreational vehicle park along Neskowin Creek south of Tillamook in Neskowin.
Local fire department personnel are coordinating the response and a Tillamook County dispatcher requested Coast Guard air assistance to evacuate the individuals due to rising waters and a threat of mudslides.
It was reported that approximately 50 adults live in the affected area, and there are no reported injuries.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend in North Bend have deployed to help assess the situation and conduct evacuations as needed.
Additionally, personnel from Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay are assisting with on-the-ground rescue coordination and communications.