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Coast Guard hoists 10-year-old boy from Cape Arago, Oregon

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ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard airlifted a 10-year-old boy from Cape Arago, Ore., Monday.

A person contacted local authorities at approximately 3 p.m. to report that three people, two adults and their son, were in distress after they were stranded while exploring the caves of Cape Arago on foot.

The Charleston, Ore., Fire Department arrived on scene as the mother and father were helping their unconscious son out of the water.  The emergency medical services personnel were able to stabilize the boy and requested Coast Guard assistance.

Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend, Ore., launched a rescue helicopter crew to help. The boy had to be hoisted out due to the terrain.  The boy was transported to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Ore.

His condition is unknown.

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