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13th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Aug. 11, 2012

D13 Staff PA

Contact: PA3 Nathan Littlejohn

Office: (503) 861-6132

Mobile: (816) 582-1725

News Release: Coast Guard rescues boy stranded on cliff near Manzanita, Ore., Friday

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a 16-year-old boy stranded on a cliff approximately 3 miles northwest of Manzanita, Ore., Friday.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, located in Warrenton, Ore., received a report at approximately 6:20 p.m., stating the boy was stranded on a cliff side on the south end of Smuggler Cove in Oswald West State Park.

Sector Columbia River launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria.

The crew arrived on scene and located the boy, clinging to a rock face. The crew lowered a rescue swimmer who strapped himself to the boy. The crew then lowered the swimmer and boy to safety on the beach in Smuggler Cove where the boy was placed in the care of awaiting local EMS.

No major injuries were reported.

For more information, please contact Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn at (816) 582-1725.

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