Coast Guard rescues hiker near Neah Bay

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard received a report of an injured hiker south of Cape Flattery near Neah Bay, Wash., at 11:43 a.m., Sunday.


Coast Guard Station Neah Bay and local emergency personnel launched a mobile land unit but were unable to rescue the hiker due to the difficult terrain.

Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew at 12:41 p.m., and arrived on scene at 1:15 p.m.

The hiker was then hoisted on board and transferred to Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles.

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