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