CANNON BEACH — The Coast Guard airlifted a hiker stranded on a rock piling at Ecola State Park on Wednesday.

Local authorities contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at Air Station Astoria in Warrenton Wednesday night to report a hiker stranded on a rock pile and surrounded by water and incoming waves.

The Coast Guard launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, hoisted the uninjured hiker and flew him back to the air station.

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