A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter was needed Sunday to rescue a 40-year-old female on the Tilton River about 30 miles northwest of Longview.
The woman was injured after being thrown from a raft on the river. Lewis County emergency response crews were unable to safely rescue her from the river bank due to the steep terrain a the ravine.
The Coast Guard sent an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., to assist. The crew arrived on scene and hoisted the woman on board at 4:51 p.m.
The helicopter crew transported the woman to a Lewis Country fire station in Salkum. The woman was reported to be in stable condition.