Coast Guard hoists distressed teen from surf off Sunset Beach, Ore.

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard News
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard hoisted a person from the water just off Sunset Beach near Warrenton, Ore., Friday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call reporting a distressed teenaged female in the water off Sunset Beach at approximately 12:50 p.m.

Sector Columbia River sent an already airborne MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria to the scene. The helicopter crew arrived at approximately 1 p.m. to find a male struggling to rescue the imperiled female in the surf approximately 100 yards from shore.

The helicopter crew lowered a rescue basket and the man was able to load the girl into the basket for a hoist. The crew then hoisted the girl to the helicopter and transported her to Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, Ore., where she was placed in the care of awaiting local EMS.

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