40 children, ages 13 to 14 years old, along with six adults were stranded in a cabin at Camp David on Lake Crescent, Washington, without power during an annual school trip from Stevens Middle School out of Port Angeles. Fortunately, help was on hand to avoid a modern, Pacific Northwest take on Lord of the Flies.
U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II safely ferried groups of seven to nine passengers from Camp David to a bus waiting at Marymere Falls trailhead. The Port Angeles boat crew worked for more than seven hours to get everybody to safety. Luckily nobody was reported injured and the kids are now home safe
As always, we thank the U.S. Coast Guard for a job well done.