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Coast Guard Rescues Two Hikers

Image Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard

Image Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard

SEASIDE, Ore. — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew worked to locate two hikers stranded on a cliff in Ecola State Park, Monday.

A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Astoria responded to the request for help and were able to locate the two stranded hikers.

The aircrew dropped two 200-foot hoists with a rescue swimmer to save the stranded hikers from the cliff side. A third hiker was able to scale the cliff; he was the one who called 911.

“Due to the ruggedness of the Oregon and Washington coasts and how quickly things can change, we encourage all visitors to be mindful of their surroundings and what the weather and tides are doing,” said John Dodd, Sector Columbia River Command Duty Officer.

Rescued were Lam Lee and Tristen Prow, both of Portland. Neither were injured.

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