CANNON BEACH — The U.S. Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of two teenagers stranded near Cannon Beach today.
A Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria hoisted the two teenagers reported missing and treated them for hypothermia. The Jayhawk crew returned to Air Station Astoria and met with local Medix Ambulance Services, who then transported the teenagers to Columbia Memorial Hospital to be reunited with their parents.
Watchstanders at Sector Columbia River in Warrenton originally received notification of two missing teenagers at 12:14 a.m. today. They had last been seen walking along the rocks near Cannon Beach prior to high tide. The reporting source said that the tide had come in and his two companions had not returned.
The Jayhawk crew was launched and met with local police and local fire and rescue members who reportedly sighted both missing teenagers stranded on the rocks because of the tide.
“Hikers who get stranded by the incoming tide is all to common an occurrence,” said Mark Dobney, command duty officer at Sector Columbia River. “Anyone who is planning on hiking along the beach should always check the tide table and plan accordingly before going. Thankfully, because of our continued training and coordination with local authorities, this mission was a success and we were able to get two people back home to their families.”