Two Rescued Near Hug Point, ORE.
A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria aircrew assisted Clatsop County Sheriff Department personnel with the rescue of two hikers stranded by incoming tide near Hug Point, Monday.
The two hikers, both 20-year-old females from Canby, were safely hoisted at 2:45 a.m. and brought to local emergency responders on scene.
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received the request for assistance from Clatsop County Sheriff Department personnel deputies after the two hikers became disoriented and trapped by incoming tide. Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew which was able to safely rescue the women.
“This case illustrates the importance of having highly trained crews and hoist capable assets,” said Senior Chief Joseph Dalida, operations specialist, Coast Guard Sector Columbia River. “The quick response by both the local responders and our helicopter crews made for a successful rescue of these two women in a situation where timing can be everything.”
Weather on scene at the time of the time of the incident was reported as clear skies and calm winds.