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Coast Guard rescue injured woman near Saddle Mountain, OR

Coast Guard rescue injured woman near Saddle Mountain, OR
Archive image: An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River lowers a rescue basket during routine training on the Columbia River near Ilwaco, Wash., July 3, 2018.
A rescue basket is one of most used pieces of equipment by aircrew members.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Wills.

ASTORIA, Ore.​ — The Coast Guard rescue a second injured Saturday after a reported medical emergency near the top of Saddle Mountain.

The hiker was reported to have what appeared to be a broken ankle.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received an agency assistance request from the Seaside Police dispatch. A Hamlet Fire and Rescue team was on scene with the hiker, but deemed it unsafe to reach and recover the woman on foot and requested Coast Guard rescue helicopter assistance.

A Sector Columbia River (Air Station Astoria) MH-60 Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 5:48 p.m. A rescue swimmer deployed to conduct a hoist and medevac (Medical Evacuation) the woman at 6:38 p.m.

A U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescue an injured near Saddle Mountain, Oregon, June 18, 2021.
The crew arrived on scene at 5:44 p.m. and hoisted the hiker into the #helicopter to transferred the woman to awaiting EMS at 6:56 p.m.
U.S. Coast Guard video.

At 6:45 p.m., the patient was transferred to awaiting emergency medical sevices (EMS) personnel at Sector Columbia River and treated for shock and a broken ankle while en route to the hospital.

The Coast Guard responded to an almost identical​ rescue Friday afternoon near Saddle Mountain.

The Coast Guard urges anyone venturing to remote areas to have reliable means of communication to reach first responders in case of an emergency.​


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