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Coast Guard hoisted an injured woman from a cliff near Cape Falcon, Ore.

Coast Guard hoisted an injured woman from a cliff near Cape Falcon, Oregon
Archive image: Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Garrett, an avionics electrical technician and qualified flight mechanic at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, looks out the door of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter as he prepares to lower a trail line during a training scenario with members of the Clatskanie Rural Fire Protection District in Clatskanie, Ore., Nov. 20, 2019. Sector Columbia River’s inland search and rescue capabilities and responsibilities have been growing in recent years.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read.

SEATTLE —​ A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisted an injured woman Saturday morning from a cliff side at Cape Falcon near Manzanita, Oregon.

At 11 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River​ Command Center received a request for assistance from Tillamook County​ dispatch reporting a 30-year-old woman had slipped off a trail while hiking and sustained several injuries.

Ground personnel had been unable to reach the woman’s location by vehicle due to the steepness of the cliff.

A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was launched and diverted to the area.

At 12 p.m., the aircrew arrived on scene. The rescue swimmer deployed and hoisted the woman into the helicopter.

At 12:06 p.m., the aircrew brought the woman safely to Nehalem Bay State Park to awaiting emergency medical services.

Her current condition is unknown.

-USCG-

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