CANNON BEACH — A man stranded at Hug Point was hoisted to safety after a Coast Guard rescue Sunday.

According to Coast Guard officials, a call shortly before noon brought the crew to Cannon Beach after the stranded tourist called 911 with his cellphone.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector Columbia River arrived at the scene at about 12:30 p.m. and hoisted the man to safety before landing on a nearby beach. The man was subsequently treated by emergency medical personnel from Cannon Beach.

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