SEATTLE — A rescue aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., rescued a 60-year-old male that reportedly suffered a broken ankle while hiking in Olympic National Park near Starbuck Mine, Wash., Sunday afternoon.
A member of the U.S. Forest Service, who was on-scene with the man and rendered first aid, requested Coast Guard assistance through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center.
The aircrew launched from Port Angeles aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at about 3:50 p.m., and was able to safely hoist the injured man aboard. The aircrew transported the man back to Air Station Port Angeles, and transferred him in stable condition to waiting emergency medical services at about 5:30 p.m.
EMS transported the man to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.
Olympic National Park, through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, requested the Coast Guard medically evacuate the hiker just before 11 a.m.
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched from Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., at approximately 12:09 p.m.
Another Coast Guard helicopter, an MH-60 Jayhawk from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., was conducting aids to navigation in the vicinity of Port Ludlow, Wash. The crew was diverted to assist in the rescue, if needed, and act as a communications platform.
The Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene and lowered a rescue swimmer and a litter to transport the patient. It was then discovered by the crew that a second hiker, who had sustained minor injuries, was also in the ravine.
Both hikers were hoisted by the Dolphin crew and transported to Air Station Port Angeles. They were then taken by ambulance to the Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles.
Their conditions are unknown.
Olympic National Park personnel assisted in the rescue.
ASTORIA, Ore. – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a Cannon Beach Fire Rescue crew rescued two women from a cliff near Cannon Beach, Ore., July 21, 2013.
At approximately 4:50 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton, Ore., received a call reporting two women stuck on a cliff at Chapman’s Point, near Cannon Beach.
Columbia River watchstanders dispatched the Coast Guard aircrew, which then safely hoisted one of the women. She was transferred to the Cannon Beach Fire Rescue crew and evaluated by Cannon Beach Emergency Medical Services at approximately 5:15 p.m.
The second woman was assisted off the cliff by the Cannon Beach Fire Rescue crew and transported to Cannon Beach Fire Station and EMS. There were no reports of serious injuries.