U.S. Coast Guard

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CANNON BEACH, OR (KPTV) - A hiker who became stranded on a rock piling at Ecola State Park was rescued by a Coast Guard aircrew Wednesday night.

Coast Guard officials said watchstanders at the Sector Columbia River Command Center received a call about the hiker at around 9:18 p.m.

The hiker was reportedly surrounded by water and oncoming waves while on the rock piling.

An aircrews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter responded and arrived at the scene around 9:52 p.m.

The hiker was hoisted to safety and transported to Air Station Astoria.

Officials said the hiker was not injured.

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