Coast Guard rescues 15-year-old boy from Tam Bark Point

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued a 15-year-old boy from a cliff north of Chetco River, Ore., Sunday.

Curry County Cliff Rescue received a call from three individuals who became trapped by the tide around 3:30 p.m. at Tam Bark Point.

A Coast Guard watchstander at the Chetco River watchtower also spotted the stranded individuals and contacted Station Chetco River.

By the time a Curry County Cliff Rescue crew arrived on scene, two of the three individuals were able to climb to safety. The Curry County Cliff Rescue crew was unable to reach the remaining person.

Coast Guard Air Station North Bend launched an HH-65 rescue helicopter crew to the scene and conducted a hoist of the remaining person off the cliff.

The boy was transported to Brookings Airport in Brookings, Ore., to awaiting local authorities.

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