According to KOMO TV, a 45-foot Coast Guard boat from Bellingham pulled 11 Camp Orkila kayakers to safety Tuesday evening, June 18, 2019. The campers had pulled into a cove at Little Sister island after wind increased to 15 knots around 5 p.m. and small craft advisories were issued by the National Weather Service.
The kayakers were transferred to a YMCA boat. No one was reported injured.
A rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Port Angeles oversaw the rescue operation.