Coast Guard medevac hiker

A Coast Guard helicopter crew and local responders medevaced a reportedly unconscious hiker suffering from heat exhaustion from Saddle Mountain near Seaside, Saturday.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, hoisted the 24-year-old female hiker and safely transferred her to medical personnel at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders received a call from Hammond Fire Department personnel around 6:17 p.m., requesting assistance in transporting the reportedly unresponsive hiker.

Weather on-scene was reportedly an air temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit with 12 miles of visibility.