Coast Guard rescues stranded hikers

Coast Guard crews rescued two stranded hikers at Cascade Head on Monday night.

During the first rescue, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Bend command center were notified by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department at approximately 9:15 p.m. that two men were stranded on rocks about 40 feet above the shore.

The command center diverted an aircrew from Coast Guard Air Facility North Bend to assist local authorities. At 10 p.m., the aircrew arrived on scene and deployed their rescue swimmer to attend to the hikers.

At 10:20 p.m. the aircrew hoisted the hikers into the helicopter and transported them to Newport Airport. Both men reported no medical concerns.

"Our crew overcame a challenging 100-foot hoist in low illumination to return both men safely to their families," said Lt. Ryan Brown, MH-65 pilot for Air Facility North Bend.

— Coast Guard Sector North Bend


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