2 helicopter rescues near Tillamook Bay

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by KGW Staff and Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on June 17, 2010 at 10:09 AM

ASTORIA, Ore. -- A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Astoria, Ore., packed two rescues into one day.

The crew was training Wednesday with Cannon Beach Fire/Rescue when a female rescue team member slipped from her jet ski into a rip current, which began to carry her toward some rocks. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer dispatched from the helicopter managed to help the woman into a rescue basket, which was then hoisted into the chopper.

A short time later the helicopter crew rescued a 16-year-old girl from a cliff at Cascade Head near Tillamook Bay.

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