Coast Guard rescues boy who fell from rock near Brookings, Ore.

Coast Guard District 13 NewsASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued an injured 13-year-old boy who fell approximately 80 feet from a rock into the ocean near Brookings, Ore., Wednesday.

Coast Guard Group North Bend received a report at approximately 3:50 p.m., stating the boy had fallen from a rock into the waters of Macklyn Cove.

Coast Guard Air Station North Bend launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and Coast Guard Station Chetco River launched a 25-foot response boat crew as well as a mobile land unit. The Curry County, Ore., Sheriff’s Department, Brookings Fire and Rescue, Brookings Police Department and Cal-Ore Life Flight also dispatched rescue personnel.

The Coast Guard 25-foot response boat crew and other rescue assets arrived on scene and found the boy in the water, seriously injured and surrounded by a cluster of rocks.

Rescue personnel were able to reach the boy to place him in a litter and wait with him for the Dolphin crew to arrive.

The Dolphin crew arrived at approximately 5:40 p.m., and lowered a rescue swimmer. The boy was hoisted to the helicopter and immediately transported to the Brookings Airport where he was placed in the care of local EMS.

The 25-foot response boat crew transported remaining rescue personnel and the rescue swimmer to shore.

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