Coast Guard rescues 2 stranded hikers from coastal cliff in Manzanita, OR

Petty Officer 1st Class Keith Williams, an aviation survival technician, is lowered from a Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter during the rescue of two hikers near Neahkahnie Beach, OR, Monday, April 25. The hikers were reportedly stranded by the rising tide after venturing down from a higher, roadside vantage point. (Courtesy photo by Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue)

Petty Officer 1st Class Keith Williams, an aviation survival technician, is lowered from a Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter during the rescue of two hikers near Neahkahnie Beach, OR, Monday, April 25.  (Courtesy photo by Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue)

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two hikers Monday from a coastal cliff in Manzanita.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received an initial request for assistance from Tillamook County dispatch at approximately 7:22 p.m. that two hikers reportedly became stranded by the rising tide after venturing down from a higher, roadside vantage point.

A Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew diverted from a training mission to respond and arrived on scene at 7:44 p.m. A Tillamook Bay Fire Department high-angle rescue team, Manzanita Police and other first responders arrived on scene first and assisted in locating the hikers.

Lowered from the helicopter, a Coast Guard rescue swimmer completed hoisting the hikers at 8:30 p.m.

The aircrew transported the two from their stranded position to awaiting emergency medical personnel at nearby Neahkahnie Beach.

No injuries or medical concerns were reported.


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