Coast Guard rescues hang glider pilot

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued a hang glider pilot who had crashed on the shoreline of Cape Lookout, near Tillamook, Ore., at approximately 5:41 p.m. Friday. 

After receiving notification at approximately 5 p.m., Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, which located the person near the hang glider wreckage in a cave.

The Jayhawk crew deployed a rescue swimmer and hoisted the person in distress before transporting him to local emergency response personnel waiting nearby. 

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The identity and extent of injuries were not known at the time of this release.

SEATTLE - The Coast Guard rescued a hang glider pilot who had crashed on the shoreline of Cape Lookout, near Tillamook, Ore., at approximately 5:41 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2009. After receiving notification at approximately 5 p.m., Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, which located the person near the hang glider wreckage in a cave. The Jayhawk crew deployed a rescue swimmer and hoisted the person in distress before transporting him to local emergency response personnel waiting nearby. (U.S. Coast Guard video/Air Station Astoria)

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued a hang glider pilot who had crashed on the shoreline of Cape Lookout, near Tillamook, Ore., at approximately 5:41 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2009. After receiving notification at approximately 5 p.m., Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, which located the person near the hang glider wreckage in a cave. The Jayhawk crew deployed a rescue swimmer and hoisted the person in distress before transporting him to local emergency response personnel waiting nearby. (U.S. Coast Guard video/Air Station Astoria)

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