- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) - A Coast Guard helicopter crew has rescued three fishermen who became stranded on the south jetty of the Columbia River as high waves crashed over the area.

The men were lifted to safety by a Coast Guard crew from Astoria on Thursday.

The men, who have not been identified, had been fishing when they became stranded about a mile out on the jetty, which protrudes from the coast near Oregon’s northwest tip.

The Coast Guard said seas were up to 14-feet high and there were 17-23 mph winds in the area at the time.

Coast Guard officials are warning people to stay away from the jetties due to the high waves.

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