PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS JONATHAN KLINGENBERG USCG A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew returns to base with a man who was stranded on a rock due to incoming surf near Hug Point, Ore., April 10. The man was met by the local fire department and emergency medical services for further medical evaluation.

Coast Guard rescues man stranded on rocky edge of Hug Point near Cannon Beach, Ore.

  • Tue Apr 18th, 2017 8:16am
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South Beach Bulletin

The Coast Guard rescued a man that was stranded on a rocky edge by the high tide at Hug Point near Cannon Beach, Ore. Monday afternoon.

Watchstanders at Sector Columbia River at Warrenton, Ore., were notified of the stranded man by Oregon State Police dispatch at 1:33 p.m. A helicopter rescue crew was immediately launched and arrived on scene at 2:16 p.m. They lowered an aviation survival technician down to safely retrieve the man off the rocky edge and away from the incoming surf.

The man was hoisted into an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and safely flown to Warrenton where he was treated and released by Warrenton paramedics.

“We arrived just in time as the man was clinging to a rope and was being splashed by incoming waves,” said Lieutenant Junior Grade Jason Weeks, pilot of the rescue helicopter. “We remind all beach goers that enjoy the tide pools and cliff sides along the Oregon coastline to always be mindful of changing tide because it may appear safe one minute but can trap you the next.”

Weather and sea conditions on scene were 25 mph winds from the southwest with moderate rain showers and 18-foot seas.