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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  1. stephanie says:

    It said no one was hurt but yet one boy was hit by a falling bolder from another boy knocking it off the cliff that was above him and split the back of his head wide opened from the top of his head to the back of his neck that took 14 staples to close up and was told that if it hit him anywhere else on the head he would not be here anymore. And for the women that was left hanging on the cliff for 31/2 hours 70 feet up hanging on to only a few peaces of weeds she was lucky enough to grab on to after she lost her grip when her hands went numb and she could not hold on anymore and free fall 5 feet strait down, well that is my 15 year old daughter that was on a trip with her school track team. And the other people were Kids also. But They never left her alone,They stayed there and yelled at her to be strong and hold on. The best group of people you will ever meet. But My daughter is having a hard time with it and i dont know what we are going to have to do about her..she cant stop crying and she is hyperventilating..So People did get hurt..Good People..

  2. cgnews says:

    To clarify – The article did not say no one was hurt, it said “no injuries were reported”, meaning that there were no injuries reported to the Coast Guard.