PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued an injured teen Monday afternoon after he fell and suffered injuries that needed medical attention.
KOMO-TV reports a 17-year-old hiker was medevaced from Olympic National Park shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District in Seattle received a call from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at 2:10 p.m. about two good Samaritan hikers finding a teenager and injured about four miles north of La Push in Olympic National Park.
One hiker stayed with the injured man while the other sought help. A third hiker used a personal locator beacon to send out a distress signal, according to the Coast Guard.
Olympic National Park Service personnel launched a ground rescue team while Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound deployed an Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew.
Authorities said the Coast Guard helicopter arrived on scene, hoisted the hiker and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Air Station Port Angeles.