Coast Guard medevacs 2nd hiker near Saddle Mountain, OR

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Coast Guard medevacs 2nd hiker near Saddle Mountain, OR

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker near Saddle Mountain

Sector Columbia River medevacs hiker in Saddle Mountain, Ore.Coast Guard medevacs hiker near Saddle Mountain, Ore.

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ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced a second hiker Saturday after a reported medical emergency near the top of Saddle Mountain.

The hiker was reported to have what appeared to be a broken ankle.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received an agency assistance request from the Seaside Police dispatch. A Hamlet Fire and Rescue team was on scene with the hiker, but deemed it unsafe to reach and recover the woman on foot and requested Coast Guard helicopter assistance.

A Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene at 5:48 p.m. A rescue swimmer deployed to conduct a hoist and medevaced the woman at 6:38 p.m.

At 6:45 p.m., the patient was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Sector Columbia River and treated for shock and a broken ankle while en route to the hospital.

The Coast Guard responded to an almost identical rescue Friday afternoon near Saddle Mountain.

The Coast Guard urges anyone venturing to remote areas to have reliable means of communication to reach first responders in case of an emergency.