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June 21, 2021

Coast Guard Medevacs 2nd Hiker Near Saddle Mountain, OR

Coast Guard Chopper Rescues Injured Hiker With Broken Ankle

The Coast Guard medevaced a second hiker Saturday after a reported medical emergency near the top of Saddle Mountain. The hiker was reported to have what appeared to be a broken ankle. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received an agency assistance request from the Seaside Police dispatch. A Hamlet Fire and Rescue team was on scene with the hiker, but deemed it unsafe to reach and recover the woman on foot and requested Coast Guard helicopter assistance. A Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene at 5:48 p.m. A rescue swimmer deployed to conduct a hoist and medevaced the woman at 6:38 p.m.

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