WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew and local responders medvaced a reportedly unconscious hiker suffering from heat exhaustion from Saddle Mountain near Seaside, Saturday.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, hoisted the 24-year-old female hiker and safely transferred her to medical personnel at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders received a call from Hammond Fire Department personnel around 6:17 p.m., requesting assistance in transporting the reportedly unresponsive hiker.
“With summer rolling in, whether you’re on the water or on a mountain, it’s important to stay hydrated, take breaks and keep your body cool,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael A. Parrales, a watchstander at Sector Columbia River. “Plan ahead, be prepared and know your limits.”
Weather on-scene was reportedly an air temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit with 12 miles of visibility.