The Coast Guard rescued two hikers who were stranded on King’s Mountain in Oregon’s Tillamook Forest, Saturday.
A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisted the two hikers who were both hypothermic from exposure to the cold weather. The two were dropped off at South Fork Forest Camp where Tillamook County police officers met them for further care.
At approximately 6:30 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a request from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center requesting assistance in lifting the stranded hikers.
After beginning their hike at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, the pair called 911, stating they were hypothermic and stuck on a ledge in 3 to 4-feet of snow with no overnight supplies.
A local ground party consisting of members from Tillamook County Sheriff’s office attempted to reach the hikers but were unable to due to deep snow. So the Coast Guard swooped in and did what they do all the time – save lives.