Coast Guard hoists woman from cliff at Cape Lookout, Ore.

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard News
ASTORIA, Ore. — A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., hoisted a woman from a cliff at Cape Lookout, Ore., Friday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call at approximately 10:40 p.m., Thursday, reporting three people stuck on a cliff at Cape Lookout, approximately 70 feet above the ocean.

Sector Columbia River launched a 25-foot Response Boat – Small crew from Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, Ore., and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria.

The RB-S crew arrived near the cliff to provide support from the water while the helicopter crew located the stranded people.

The Jayhawk crew illuminated the cliff with light, lowered a rescue swimmer and hoisted one female survivor just after midnight. The two other survivors took advantage of the helicopter’s light and successfully climbed to safety.

The woman was lowered to the beach below and placed in the care of awaiting local EMS crews.

No injuries were reported.


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