Coast Guard Rescues Man Stranded at Logging Site After Storm

A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector Columbia River flies over downtown Portland, Ore., June 9, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Levi Read)
A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector Columbia River flies over downtown Portland, Ore., June 9, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Levi Read)

NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a 73-old man stranded on a forest hill south of Eugene near Drain after a snowstorm blocked access to roads.

The Coast Guard says a helicopter crew hoisted the man to safety Wednesday afternoon and took him to a Eugene hospital for hypothermia treatment.

Oregon Office of Emergency Management called the Coast Guard to request the rescue of the man, who had been staying at a logging site to look after equipment when a snowstorm hit.

The Coast Guard says after several days the man ran short on supplies and ran out of propane used for heating the logging trailer so he called 911.

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