Coast Guard rescues two surfers in distress near Cannon Beach, Oregon

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued two surfers in distress near Cannon Beach, Ore., Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, located in Astoria, received a report from Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue at approximately 1:35 p.m., that two surfers were trapped in a small cove at the north end of Indian Beach at Ecola State Park, just north of Cannon Beach.

Sector Columbia River diverted an already airborne MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to the scene. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 1:45 p.m., and located the surfers on a rocky outcropping on the north side of the cove.

The helicopter crew lowered a rescue swimmer from a hover approximately 125 feet above the rock and successfully hoisted both surfers to safety. The helicopter crew then returned the surfers to Indian Beach.

No injuries were reported.

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