Clipped From Statesman Journal
Two still missing Four swept overboard during rescue operation Four men were swept overboard from a Coast Guard cutter from California during a rescue operation 40 miles off the central Oregon coast Wednesday night. Two were rescued, and a search continued continued Thursday for bodies of the other two. Meanwhile, the two rescued and a third man were flown by helicopter to a hospital hospital in Coos Bay. And elsewhere, some 15 Coast Guard units were involved in 20 search and rescue rescue operations as strong winds and heavy seas battered the Oregon and Washington coasts. The Coast Guard identified the men lost as Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Ren-aldo Ren-aldo Ren-aldo Maldonado, 36, of San Diego, Calif.,' and Radioman 3rd Class Richard Beld-ing, Beld-ing, Beld-ing, 29, Union City, Pa. Jhe two rescued men flown to Coos Bay were Seaman Apprentice David Cole, Southgate, Calif, who has a foot in- in- Violence erupts jury; Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Lloyd Schultz, Lakewood, Calif., head and elbow lacerations; and Seaman William Cole, brother of David Cole, Southgate, Calif., severe shock. Coast Guard spokesman Mike Kelley in Seattle said apparently none of the four were wearing lifejackets when they were knocked from the deck of the 210-foot 210-foot 210-foot cutter, Venturous, before 11 p.m. Wednesday. , Shultz and Cole were retrieved almost immediately. The accident happened when the men were trying to secure a boom that came loose during a storm, as the Venturous went to the aid of a 45-foot 45-foot 45-foot fishing trawler, trawler, Golden Mist, that was adrift in turbulent turbulent seas because of engine failure. The Golden Mist was later towed to Newport, Ore, by a motor lifeboat from . the Yaquina Bay station. The Venturous is a medium endurance cutter out of San Pedro, Calif, currently on fisheries patrol off Oregon and Wash- Wash- . ington. It has a crew of eight officers and 66 enlisted men.