WARRENTON — A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria rescued an injured hiker from the Olympic National Forest near Washington’s Lake Quinault Monday.
Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Columbia River in Warrenton were contacted Monday afternoon by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center requesting assistance rescuing a 40-year-old male with an injured leg about 4 miles east of Lake Quinault.
The hiker had been injured Sunday and spent the night on a mountain. The Olympic Mountain Rescue team treated him Monday morning.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Warrenton hoisted the man and transported him to Bowerman Airport in Hoquiam, Washington. Emergency services took him to Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen.