Two rescued by Coast Guard helicopter crews

 SEATTLE – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man who was injured after diving from a waterfall and a woman who became stranded after being thrown into the water while on a rafting trip Sunday evening.

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., received a request for assistance from the Gray’s Harbor, Wash., dispatch center for a man who was injured after diving off Wynoochee Falls at the Olympic National Forest near Grisdale, Wash.

At 9:45 p.m., the crew aboard an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter hoisted the man to safety near the falls.

The man was transported by emergency medical technicians from the airport in Hoquiam, Wash., for further treatment.

Shortly before 8 p.m., the Clallam County, Wash., dispatch center contacted Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., to request assistance for a woman who became stranded while rafting on the Dungeness River near Sequim, Wash.

With the assistance of the Clallam County District 3 Fire Protection Swift-Water Rescue Team, an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the 53-year old woman at 9:19 p.m. and transported her to the Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles for further treatment.

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