Coast Guard rescues surfer in distress

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a surfer in distress off Indian Beach in Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach, Ore., Sunday.

The surfer’s husband contacted local authorities at 2:47 p.m. after witnessing his wife struggling in the current and pushed up against rocks on Tillamook Head.

Cannon Beach Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene but were unable to reach the surfer.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., was launched to assist. A rescue swimmer was lowered into the surf and hoisted the surfer. The surfer was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services at Air Station Astoria.

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