Coast Guard rescues two kayakers near Cannon Beach

SEATTLE – Two kayakers were rescued by the Coast Guard after they were overcome by rough waters near Cannon Beach, Ore., Saturday afternoon.

At 4:51 p.m., the Seaside, Ore., 911 center requested assistance from the Coast Guard after it was reported that the two kayakers were in distress near Arcadia Beach.

An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., was immediately diverted and hoisted the kayakers to safety at 4:58 p.m.

The victims were transferred to an awaiting ambulance crew in Seaside where they were transported to a local hospital. No serious injuries were reported.

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