Injured hiker rescued by helicopter in Olympic National Park

PORT ANGELES — The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a hiker with a broken leg from Olympic National Park.

The incident happened at about 8 p.m. Saturday. The hiker, a 50-year-old woman, had fallen and broken her leg in the vicinity of Lake Angeles, requiring a response from multiple agencies.

The Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound office received an initial request for assistance from Olympic National Park personnel, who worked with the U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center.

An Air Station Port Angeles crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter responded at 8:20 p.m. The injured hiker was hoisted into the helicopter at 9:03 p.m. and transported to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Air Station Port Angeles, the Coast Guard said.

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