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Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Hiker off Trail

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WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria assisted Tillamook County emergency responders with the medevac of an injured woman on the Elk Creek Campground trail near Tillamook, Thursday.

The 49-year-old woman, who had reportedly suffered leg injury, was safely hoisted and brought to Tillamook County General Hospital for further medical care.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received the request for assistance from Tillamook County dispatch after emergency responders could not safely transport the woman down the trail due her injury and the ruggedness of the terrain.

“Working together we were able to come up with a plan to safely get this injured woman off the trail and to the care she needed,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Hannah Silverman an operations specialist at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River.

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