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Coast Guard rescue helicopter aircrew medevac two hikers near Coos Bay, Oregon

Coast Guard rescue helicopter aircrew medevac two hikers near Coos Bay, Oregon
Archive image: Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active conduct vertical replenishment exercises with an aircrew aboard a MH-65D Dolphin helicopter from Air Station North Bend, Ore, as the cutter transits through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Wash., Dec. 21, 2017.
A vertical replenishment is a method for delivering supplies, gear and equipment to underway cutters via helicopter.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Ivonne Lassalle.

COOS BAY, Ore. —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew rescue helicopter medevac two stranded hikers from a cliff Wednesday afternoon near Coos Bay, Oregon.

At approximately 2:10 p.m., watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a report from a woman whose daughter and husband were stranded on a cliff in the vicinity of Cape Arago State Park. The man sustained an ankle injury and required assistance.

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station North Bend MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew was conducting training nearby when diverted to respond at 2:12 p.m.

The MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew hoisted the two hikers at approximately 2:34 p.m. and transported them to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Bay Area Hospital.​

Coast Guard rescue helicopter aircrew medevac two hikers near Coos Bay, Oregon
Archive image: Coast Guard aviation survival technicians from Pacific Northwest aviation units participate in Inland Search and Rescue Land Navigation Training in Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon, Aug. 26, 2020. The advanced training honed land navigation skills for Coast Guard Sector North Bend’s rescue swimmers to operate amid remote wilderness hazards.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham / Coast Guard Sector North Bend.

The Coast Guard urges mariners and hikers to always carry a reliable means of communication to call for help in case of an emergency.

-USCG-

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