Coast Guard medevacs teen off mountain near Port Angeles, Wash.

Coast Guard District 13 NewsSEATTLE — The Coast Guard medevaced a 15-year-old hiker off Pyramid Mountain near Port Angeles, Wash., Monday.

The Coast Guard received a report at approximately 12:30 a.m., Monday, stating the boy had suffered leg injuries after falling down an embankment while hiking on Sunday.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles arrived on scene at approximately 10 a.m. and lowered a rescue swimmer to the injured boy.

The Coast Guard helicopter encountered technical difficulties, during the rescue operation, and returned to the air station. The crew transferred helicopters and returned to rescue location. The rescue swimmer, with the assistance of Olympic National Park Rangers, transferred the boy to an area more accessible to the helicopter.

He was hoisted onto the helicopter at 12:30 p.m., and transferred to Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles.

“The combined efforts of the various response agencies were paramount to this successful medevac,” said Lt. Cmdr. Craig O’Brien. “The Coast Guard can provide greater value to Pacific Northwest communities when we forge effective relationships with our federal, state, and local partners.”

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