At 5:30 p.m., watchstanders at Sector Puget Sound were notified of the fallen hiker and directed the aircrew to rescue. A Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy on scene reported the hiker had fallen approximately 100 feet.
The middle-aged male hiker was reportedly responsive and in stable condition upon arrival.
The Coast Guard encourages mariners and hikers to remain aware of their surroundings at all times. Whether at sea or on land, it is also recommended all persons maintain a reliable means of communication so that emergency responders can be notified in case of emergency.