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.