Coast Guard rescues man from cliffside near Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon

65 DetroitWARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a man from a cliffside near Sunset Bay State Park, in Charleston, Friday afternoon.

The man was hoisted by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend and safely transported to the air station were he was released without injury.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector North Bend was notified at 12:30 p.m., by the Coos County Sheriff’s dispatch. The reporting source said the man had been trapped on the cliffside by the high tide and had been stranded since about 10 a.m.

“We encourage all residents and tourists to take precaution when recreating along the coastline and be aware of changing tide or sea conditions,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Katie Brown, watchstander at Sector North Bend. “An incoming tide can cutoff all routes to safety leaving the person stranded and in need of rescue. It is very important to always let somebody know where you are going to be in case of an emergency.”

The air temperature at the time of rescue was about 58 degrees.

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