Coast Guard rescues man from Olympic National Park, Wash.

USCG file photo

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man from Olympic National Park, Wash., who reportedly fell down an avalanche chute, Thursday.

Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew at approximately 2:00 p.m. to assist. A helicopter from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island also responded to the incident.

At 5:08 p.m. the Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted the man on board and transported him to Ediz Hook in Port Angeles where he was transferred to an Airlift Northwest helicopter at approximately 6 p.m.

The man was then transported to Harborview Medical Center, Seattle.

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