by KATU News RRENTON, Ore. – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a hiker stranded on a cliffside near Hug Point Monday evening.
Seaside dispatch notified watchstanders at the sector’s command center of the stranded hiker at 4:58 p.m.
An aircrew in an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector Columbia River arrived on scene at 5:36 p.m. They hoisted the hiker from the 100-foot-tall cliffside at 5:36 p.m. and transported him to the sector’s base. The hiker was not injured.
This was the fifth hiker in the Pacific Northwest that the Coast Guard rescued Monday. The hiker became stranded by a high tide.
The Coast Guard reminds all beachgoers and hikers to be aware of the times that the tides change. Accessible areas can quickly close and cause hikers to become stranded.
The Coast Guard rescued a stranded hiker near Hug Point on July 2, 2018. Photo courtesy USGS