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Coast Guard rescue 2 hikers from coastal cliff in Manzanita, OR

Coast Guard rescue 2 hikers from coastal cliff in Manzanita, OR
Archive image: SEATTLE – An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Sector Columbia River, Oregon, retrieves a rescue swimmer during a rescue pick-up drill performed for federal and state officials.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Eggers.

ASTORIA, Ore.​ — A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew rescue two hikers Monday from a coastal cliff in Manzanita, Oregon.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received an initial request for assistance from Tillamook County dispatch at approximately 7:22 p.m. that two hikers​ reportedly became stranded by the rising tide after venturing down from a higher, roadside vantage point.​

A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew diverted from a training mission to respond to rescue in Manzanita, the helicopter crew arrived on scene in Manzanita at 7:44 p.m. A Tillamook Bay Fire Department high-angle rescue team, Manzanita Police and other first responders arrived on scene first and assisted in locating the hikers.

Lowered from the MH-60T Jayhawk MRR helicopter, a Coast Guard rescue swimmer completed hoisting the hikers at 8:30 p.m.

A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River aircrew rescues two hikers from a coastal cliff near Neahkahnie Beach, OR, Monday, April 25.
The hikers became stranded by rising tides after venturing down to their stranded position from a higher vantage point.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark.
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River.
U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest.
Department of Homeland Security.

The aircrew transported the two from their stranded position to awaiting emergency medical service (EMS) personnel at nearby Neahkahnie Beach.

No injuries or medical concerns were reported.


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