Coast Guard assists with recovery of lost hikers near Gold Beach, Ore.

13th Coast Guard District NewsSEATTLE — The Coast Guard, working with state and local agencies, rescued three lost hikers near Gold Beach, Ore., at approximately 1 p.m., Saturday.

Curry County (Ore.) Sheriff authorities had been searching for the three hikers for six days, before they were located by the Civil Air Patrol earlier today.

Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend, Ore., was requested to assist due to the remote location of the hikers. North Bend launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew who located and recovered all three hikers. All three were suffering from hypothermia and one reported chest pains. All three were taken to awaiting emergency medical service personnel, then transferred to Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach.

Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend’s duties include maritime search and rescue, enforcement of laws and treaties, providing aids to navigation, and marine environmental protection. In addition, the Air Station frequently assists federal, state, county and local agencies by responding to calls for assistance with inland searches and medevacs. Their area of responsibility includes 220 miles of shoreline extending from Pacific City, Ore., south to the California border, west to nearly 60 miles offshore, and east to I-5.



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