ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard rescued an injured 13-year-old boy who fell approximately 80 feet from a rock into the ocean near Brookings, Ore., Wednesday.
Group North Bend received a report at approximately 3:50 p.m., stating the boy had fallen from a rock into the waters of Macklyn Cove.
Air Station North Bend launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and Station Chetco River launched a 25-foot response boat crew as well as a mobile land unit. The Curry County, Ore., Sheriff’s Department, Brookings Fire and Rescue, Brookings Police Department and Cal-Ore Life Flight also dispatched rescue personnel.
The Coast Guard 25-foot response boat crew and other rescue assets arrived on scene and found the boy in the water, seriously injured and surrounded by a cluster of rocks.
Rescue personnel were able to reach the boy to place him in a litter and wait with him for the Dolphin crew to arrive.
The Dolphin crew arrived at approximately 5:40 p.m., and lowered a rescue swimmer. The boy was hoisted to the helicopter and immediately transported to the Brookings Airport where he was placed in the care of local EMS.
The 25-foot response boat crew transported remaining rescue personnel and the rescue swimmer to shore.
Source: U.S. Coast Guard – 13th District