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Hiker airlifted from Olympic National Park

September 23rd, 2013 - 5:45pm

(Oil City) -- The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 15-year old hiker after she fell from a 15-foot cliff north of the Hoh River in Olympic National Park.

The hiker was reported in stable condition.

At approximately 10:46 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound in Seattle received a request from National Park Service employees to rescue a fallen hiker.

The hiker, an Idaho native visiting the park on a school field trip, had reportedly fallen head-first onto a beach and was in-and out-of consciousness.

The duty flight surgeon from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles spoke with National Park Service rangers and agreed to perform the medevac.

A HH-65 Dolphin crew arrived on scene and lowered a rescue swimmer.

The girl was hoisted aboard the helicopter at approximately 1:12 p.m. and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.


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