Ecola State Park

The Coast Guard airlifted a hiker stranded on a rock piling at Ecola State Park, Wednesday night.

An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, hoisted the uninjured man and transported him to Air Station Astoria.

Coast Guard watchstanders at the Sector Columbia River Command Center received a dispatch from local authorities at 9:18 p.m., that a hiker had stranded himself on rock pilings and was surrounded by water and oncoming waves.

The aircrew launched from Air Station Astoria at 9:35 p.m. and arrived on scene at 9:52 p.m.

The aircrew successfully completed the hoist and arrived at Air Station Astoria at 10:20 p.m.

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