Coast Guard rescues seaman, hiker in separate incidents
WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — Coast Guard officials say helicopter crews rescued an injured seaman off the Oregon coast and a stranded hiker in southern Oregon in separate incidents.
The U.S. Coast Guard says a helicopter crew hoisted an injured 26-year-old Ukrainian man suffering from upper-body spasms from a boat about 72 miles (116 kilometers) off the coast Wednesday night.
The spasms were believed to be linked to a laceration he suffered two days before that was not treated for tetanus. The man was taken to Astoria for treatment.
The Coast Guard says a different helicopter crew Wednesday night helped a rescue team in Curry County, hoisting a hiker from a ledge in Humbug Mountain State Park after it was determined that there was no safe access to the hiker by land.
Officials say the hiker was taken to local responders in good condition.