Coast Guard aircrew locates lost hikers in Lane County, Oregon

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River, Lane County Search and Rescue and an aviation survival technician from Sector North Bend stand with two hikers the located and rescued near Florence, Ore., May 14, 2019. Oregon Emergency Management personnel requested Coast Guard assistance in locating two missing female hikers after the hikers remained missing after an overnight search. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Jay Nilles.

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River, Lane County Search and Rescue and an Aviation Survival Technician from Sector North Bend stand with two hikers they located and rescued near Florence, Ore., May 14, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Jay Nilles.

NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard located two lost female hikers, Tuesday morning, that were missing overnight near the Baker Beach Trail near Florence.

A Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin aircrew located the two hikers and an aviation survival technician was lowered down to them to evaluate the hikers conditions and lead them to a nearby search and rescue ground party.

Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector North Bend received an agency assist from Oregon Emergency Management personnel for an ongoing missing hiker case at 6:55 a.m. A Dolphin aircrew was launched at 8:12 a.m. and the hikers were located at 8:55 a.m.

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River assisted in search efforts as part of the ground party.

There were no reported injuries but the hikers were reported to be cold.

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