Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker near Mt. Baker

13th Coast Guard District News
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured hiker near Mt. Baker, Wash., Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, in Seattle, received a report from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at approximately 4:50 p.m., that the woman had fallen into a creek approximately two miles south of Mt. Baker, at an elevation of approximately 5,000 feet. Two park rangers were able to reach the woman, who was conscious and suffered injuries to her shoulder, but were not able to transport her from the location.

Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, who coordinated with the on-scene park rangers to recover the hiker.

The woman was flown to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, Wash., showing signs of hypothermia.

Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles is responsible for conducting search and rescue, law enforcement/homeland security and resource protection activities in an area that includes the Strait of Juan De Fuca and the north western coast of Washington around the Olympic Peninsula to the mouth of Puget Sound.

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