Coast Guard medevacs hiker after fall from Clallam-County waterfall, Wash.

Members of a an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Officer Port Angeles, Wash., and emergency medical service personnel move an injured hiker to a stretcher on the air field at the air station, Feb. 24, 2018. EMS personnel then transported the 68-year-old male, who had reportedly suffered shoulder and back injures after a fall, to the Olympic Medical Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Mangiarelli.

Members of a an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Officer Port Angeles, Wash., and emergency medical service personnel move an injured hiker to a stretcher on the air field at the air station, Feb. 24, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Mangiarelli.

SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 68-year-old hiker who suffered reportedly non-life threatening shoulder and back injuries after he fell from the Hoko Waterfall in Clallam County, Saturday.

The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, safely transported the hiker to the air station where he was transferred to waiting emergency medical service personnel, who transported him to Olympic Medical Center for further care.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received the medevac request shortly after noon via Air Force Rescue Coordination Center personnel, who coordinated the request after Clallam County Sheriff’s Officer members contacted staff at the Washington State Emergency Operations Center for a hoist capable aircraft.

Once on scene, the aircrew worked with a Clallam County ground unit to safely hoist the injured hiker.

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