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Coast Guard helicopter rescues woman injured while rafting Tilton River

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on July 16, 2012 at 9:16 am |
July 16, 2012 9:16 am

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.

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