SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 26, 2023 — A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescue a stranded hiker off Mussel Rock Beach Sunday.
The 24-year-old male contacted with U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 4:25 a.m., reporting he was stuck on the beach with no way back up the cliff.
Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders notified San Mateo County Fire Department and dispatched a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65E Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew to assist.
San Mateo County Fire arrived on the scene and located the individual but could not assist due to the steep terrain.
The MH-65 Dolphin SRR helicopter aircrew arrived on the scene at approximately 6 a.m., lowered the rescue swimmer to the hiker, hoisted him into the aircraft. Once onboard the aircrew headed to land to transport the man and transfer him to emergency medical services (EMS) personnel awaiting at Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco.
«This rescue was successful due to the hiker’s ability to contact first responders,» said Lt. Cmdr. Dave Herndon, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco’s Search and Rescue Mission Controller. «The Coast Guard asks that people make a plan before exploring Northern California’s beautiful coastline. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, stay hydrated, inform friends or family of your plan, and always have reliable means of communication to reach first responders.»
For more Hlcopters Magazine breaking news, stories, images and videos visit hlcopters.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.