Coast Guard Group North Bend, Ore., medevaced a woman who fell from a cliff in Lincoln Beach, Friday. Group North Bend received a call from Depoe Bay Fire Department at approximately 12:10 p.m., stating a 56-year-old woman had fallen from a cliff at Fishing Rock in Lincoln Beach. The woman was reported to have injured her leg, knee, hip and arm.
Coast Guard Group North Bend launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station North Bend and a land unit from Station Depoe Bay. The land unit arrived on scene and relayed communication from the ground while the helicopter crew was en route. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 1:25 p.m. and lowered a rescue swimmer and rescue litter. The swimmer, with help from Depoe Bay paramedics, loaded the woman into the litter. The crew then hoisted and transported her to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, Ore., arriving at approximately 2:11 p.m.
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