USCG rescues swimmer in distress near Tillamook
A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a swimmer who was in distress and was reportedly injured near Cape Lookout State Park Saturday afternoon.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria hoisted the 18-year-old man around 1:30 p.m. and transported him to the Cape Lookout State Park parking lot where he was met by emergency medical response personnel. The aircrew worked with Tillamook Fire Department.
The man was reportedly swimming in a tide pool with two friends when a wave swept him away from shore. The man was able to swim to a rock formation but could not safely get back to shore due to a reported leg injury.