Coast Guard hoists two 16-year-old climbers from cliff side in Skamania County, Ore.

13th Coast Guard District NewsSEATTLE – The Coast Guard rescued a 16-year-old climber who was injured after a 50-foot fall off a cliff side near Archer Mt. in Skamania County, Ore., Saturday.

The individual was accompanied by another person of the same age who was not injured but also stranded on location.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., received the report of the accident and subsequently launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., at approximately 10:30 p.m., Friday.

At 11:05 p.m., the helicopter crew arrived on scene and lowered a rescue swimmer to assess the situation.

Skamania County officials were on scene but were unable to reach the two climbers due to the difficult terrain.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. the two climbers were hoisted on board the helicopter and transported to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash.

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