Coast Guard rescues hiker who slipped, fell 30 feet
The U.S. Coast Guard scrambled on Sunday to rescue a 30-year-old woman who was injured while hiking in the Columbia River Gorge.
The woman was rescued about 650 yards from the Carson Hot Springs Resort along the Wind River in Washington after she slipped more than 30 feet, according to a news release. The woman briefly lost consciousness after hitting her head, the Coast Guard reported.
A Skamania County Sheriff's deputy alerted the Coast Guard around 10:15 a.m. after receiving a 911 cell phone call from a male hiker who was also injured when the woman slipped.
First responders made the trek out to the area and moved the woman to a clearing about 50 yards away where she could be airlifted.
"The hiker has been safely hoisted, aircrew now transporting (her) to the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Oregon," the Coast Guard tweeted around 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11.
Officials haven't identified the hiker or released any updates on her injuries or the man's injuries.