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Oregon Surfer Airlifted off Cliff by Coast Guard HelicopterSalem-News.com
The surfer was recovered successfully.
(SEASIDE, Ore.) - The Coast Guard says they airlifted a male surfer who was stranded on a cliff near Indian Beach, Oregon Monday evening.
The Coast Guard Group at Astoria say they received a call at 6:15 PM from Seaside Police Dispatch requesting helicopter support for a surfer who was stranded on a cliff.
The surfer was stranded approximately 200-feet above water near Indian Beach, on the south side of Tillamook Head, Oregon.
The Coast Guard Air Station at Astoria launched an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew at 6:36 PM and sent them to the scene to carry out the rescue.
The Coast Guard was able to hoist the surfer and transport him to the beach where Cannon Beach Fire and Rescue personnel were waiting.
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