Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker near Tillamook, Ore.

SEATTLE - An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., flies around Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle during a search and rescue demonstration. USCG photo by PA3 Adam EggersWARRENTON, Ore. — An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria assisted Tillamook County emergency responders with the medevac of an injured woman on the Elk Creek Campground trail near Tillamook, Thursday.

The 49-year-old woman, who had reportedly suffered leg injury, was safely hoisted and brought to Tillamook County General Hospital for further medical care.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received the request for assistance from Tillamook County dispatch after emergency responders could not safely transport the woman down the trail due her injury and the ruggedness of the terrain.

“This case illustrates the cohesive partnership between the Coast Guard and other local agencies,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Hannah Silverman an operations specialist at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River. “Working together we were able to come up with a plan to safely get this injured woman off the trail and to the care she needed.”

Weather on scene at the time of the time of the incident was reported clear with 13 mph winds.

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