In this video released by the Coast Guard, a 22-year-old man is rescued from a cliff on Little James Island near La Push, Wash., Tuesday, July 14, 2009. An MH-65C helicopter crew from Coast Guard Group/Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., was dispatched to the scene where they were able to hoist the man into the helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard video / Group / Air Station Port Angeles)
The missions of Group/Air Station Port Angeles include maritime search and rescue, enforcement of laws and treaties, providing aids to navigation and marine environmental protection. In addition, the Air Station frequently assists federal, state and county agencies by responding to calls for assistance with inland searches and medical evacuations.