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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. 

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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