In memory of our shipmates and friends. On July 12, 1994, Coast Guard Helicopter 6541 responded to a mayday from a sailing vessel in distress south of Shelter Cove, CA. While searching for the vessel in heavy fog, the helicopter crashed into the cliff ¼ mile north by north east of this location in position 40-01.5 North, 124-03.8 West. All hands perished in the crash.
Crew of Coast Guard Helicopter 6541:Lt Laurence Williams, Pilot · Lt Mark Koteek, Co-Pilot · ASMCS Peter Leeman, Rescue Swimmer · AM1 Michael Gill, Flight Mechanic.