Hiker rescued after falling from cliff on the Oregon Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter aircrew was told a man had fallen more than 100 feet sometime before 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Posted: Mar 6, 2021 5:30 PM
Updated: Mar 6, 2021 7:27 PM

CANNON BEACH, Ore. — A hiker was rescued by helicopter Friday after falling from a cliff at Hug Point State Recreation Site just south of Cannon Beach, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said.

The USCG helicopter aircrew was told a man had fallen more than 100 feet sometime before 4:30 p.m. Friday. A Seaside Fire Department paramedic was able to reach him before the helicopter arrived.

At 5:15 p.m., the aircrew responded and hoisted the injured hiker and the paramedic. The hiker was flown to Astoria, where he was transferred to a Life Flight Network helicopter. The man was conscious and responsive while he was being transferred, officials said.

A Life Flight aircrew flew the man to Portland, presumably for further treatment.

No further details have been released. 

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