Coast Guard rescues surfers in distress near Indian Beach

An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River rescues two surfers trapped in a cove near Indian Beach, Ore., Jan.12, 2019. The surfers declined medical attention and were released after landing back at the Sector's base. U.S. Coast Guard video by Sector Columbia River.

WARRENTON, Ore. – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two surfers who were pushed into a cliffside cove near Indian Beach, Saturday afternoon.

According to the Coast Guard, watchstanders at the Sector Columbia River Command Center received a distress notification from Seaside 911 dispatch at 11:47 a.m. They launched an aircrew from Sector Columbia River and a boat crew from Station Cape Disappointment immediately.

The aircrew in an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter safely hoisted the two surfers to safety at around 12:15 p.m. and took them to the sector in Warrenton where they were released. They declined medical care.

The boat crew returned to base before arriving on scene.

The Coast Guard said the surf pushed the two surfers into a nearby cliffside cove.

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