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Coast Guard, partners save fallen hiker near Grayback Mountain, OR. Rescue swimmer spends night in wilderness​ aiding hiker

Coast Guard, partners save fallen hiker near Grayback Mountain, OR. Rescue swimmer spends night in wilderness​ aiding hiker
Archive image: an aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Facility Newport arrives on scene during the rescue of seven people trapped on the cliffs near Yaquina Head, Oregon, May 29, 2020. Two Station Yaquina Bay boatcrews aboard 47-foot Motor Lifeboats were positioned offshore as a contingency.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Martini.

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued a hiker Monday​ after she reportedly fell down a cliff near Grayback Mountain. A USCG rescue swimmer spent 12 hours rendering lifesaving medical care to the hiker before a hoist could be conducted Tuesday morning.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received an agency assistance request from Oregon Emergency Management at approximately 9 p.m. Monday. A 42-year-old female had reportedly fallen about 50 feet and sustained serious injuries.

An MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew​ from​ Sector​ North Bend launched at approximately 11 p.m.

At 11:45 p.m., the Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and lowered the rescue swimmer to evaluate and render immediate care. Due to weather conditions and challenging terrain, a hoist was not conducted immediately. The rescue swimmer remained on scene overnight until an Oregon Army National Guard aircrew aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter arrived to complete a hoist evacuation Tuesday at approximately 11:45 a.m.

An Air Station North Bend aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter responded to a reported fallen hiker near Grayback Mountain, OR, Monday.
A rescue swimmer was deployed to render lifesaving medical care overnight before an Oregon Army National Guard aircrew could perform a hoist evacuation the following morning.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station North Bend.

The survivor and one other uninjured hiker were transported to awaiting medical personnel in Medford. The Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue swimmer was subsequently transported to​ Sector​ North Bend.

«Our immediate goal is to get on scene, evaluate and​ stabilize,» said Chief Aviation Survival Technician Roderick Ansley. «Our people bleed, sweat and work hard to train for these situations. We prepare for the missions of our AOR [area of responsibility]».

In the Pacific Northwest, there is​ the potential for​ inland search and rescue cases conducted by the Coast Guard. In preparation for these​ nontraditional Coast Guard missions, rescue swimmers in the region develop and carryout unique training evolutions​ focused on​ inland search and rescue, overnight patient care and terrain navigation.

The Coast Guard asks that persons exploring the beautiful wilderness of the Pacific Northwest be prepared for an emergency. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, stay hydrated and always have a reliable means of communication to reach first responders.

-USCG-

Coast Guard, partners save fallen hiker near Grayback Mountain, OR. Rescue swimmer spends night in wilderness​ aiding hiker
Archive image: Astoria, Ore. – Sgt. Jim Houldsworth, an avionics technician aboard the Royal New Zealand Navy Vessel Te Kaha, observes as an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend, Ore., prepares to lift equipment from the deck of the vessel June 25, 2010.
The Coast Guard crew was conducting flight operations training with the crew of the Te Kaha during the vessel’s transit through the waters along the Oregon coast. This is the Royal New Zealand Navy’s first visit to the U.S. in 26 years.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Shawn Eggert.

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