3 rescued from capsized boat: 2 treated at hospital, 1 sent to jail

3 rescued from capsized boat: 2 treated at hospital, 1 sent to jail
Troy Davis

CHARLESTON, Ore. - A small boat carrying 3 people and 2 dogs capsized Sunday night in the South Slough Estuary when two of the men aboard tried to change places, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.

Two of the men required medical attention.

The third landed in jail when deputies determined he was intoxicated in violation of his probation.

The rescue started at 6:20 p.m. with a call to the sheriff's office reporting a capsized boat and a person in the water yelling for help.

A Coast Guard helicopter rescued the two Coos Bay men who managed to stay with the boat.

Both men required medical attention.

Gary S. Dudley, 59, was sent to Oregon Health and Science University with possible water and sand in his lungs.

Jarred Yokum, 28, was treated for hypothermia and released from the hospital.

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office Marine boat got the third man - 32-year-old Troy Davis of Myrtle Point - out of the water and took him to shore.

In the course of the rescue, deputies determined Davis was intoxicated in violation of his probation. He was booked into the Coos County Jail, where he remained Monday morning.