The Coast Guard airlifted a hiker stranded on a rock piling at Ecola State Park, Wednesday night.
U.S. Coast Guard 13th District PA Detachment Astoria
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.
The Coast Guard reminds the public to stay alert of their surroundings and pay attention to the tides when venturing out on ocean beaches.