Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk crew rescue two teens​ near Fort Stevens, Oregon

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk crew rescue two teens​ near Fort Stevens, Oregon. Sector Columbia River. Air Station Astoria.
Archive image: a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter with a yellow paint scheme lands at Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., Jan. 15, 2016. The new yellow paint scheme is part of the centennial celebration of Coast Guard aviation and represents the paint scheme used in the late 1940s and early 1950s by the Coast Guard and Navy.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

SEATTLE —​ A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescue two female teenagers Wednesday afternoon near Fort Stevens​ State Park in Hammond, Oregon.

At​ 5​ p.m.,​ watchstanders​ at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River​ Command Center received a request for assistance from​ Astoria​ dispatch reporting a​ 14-year-old​ and 18-year-old female​ stranded on rocks​ in a​ lagoon.

They were unable to paddle​ their inner tubes​ back to their starting point and​ the rising tide​ eliminated any​ way to walk back to the park.

Coast Guard rescue​ boatcrews​ and other local agencies​ were​ unable to reach the​ rocky area due to the shallow depth of water.

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk crew rescue two teens​ near Fort Stevens, Oregon. Air Station Astoria. Sector Columbia River.
Archive image: an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., conduct a search and rescue demonstration in Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Adam Eggers.

A Coast Guard​ MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew from Sector Columbia River, Air Station Astorga, launched and diverted to the area.

The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisted the two individuals to safety and brought them​ back to the air station at 6 p.m.

There were no medical concerns with the two teens.

The Coast Guard reminds the public to always check the weather, including tide tables, and ensure​ a life jacket is worn at all times during any open-water activity.

-USCG-

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