• Coast Guard crew rescues couple trapped by high tide at Oregon beach

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    CLATSOP COUNTY, Ore. - A United States Coast Guard crew came to the rescue of two tourists who were trapped by high tide Sunday afternoon at Ecola State Park in Oregon.

    An aircrew from the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River was deployed in an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to Indian Beach inside the park after receiving a distress call from Seaside dispatch at 11:57 a.m.

    Officials said when the crew arrived, a woman and man were found stranded on rocks.

    The woman, who was getting hit by waves, was rescued first, officials said.

    Officials said the woman’s boyfriend, who attempted to rescue her, climbed up some rocks but became trapped. He was pulled up next.

    No injuries were reported.

    The pair, who are foreign nationals, were taken to emergency medical services at the Ecola State Park parking area to be checked as a precaution and were released, officials said.




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