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Lt. Matt Keiper and Lt. Erik Oredson, pilots of a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, practice snow takeoffs and landings in Green Lake, Michigan, Feb. 15, 2018. Coast Guard air crews routinely conduct training to maintain mission readiness.

The Coast Guard medevaced a hiker Friday after a reported medical emergency near the top of Saddle Mountain.

A hiker was reported to have what appeared to be a broken ankle.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received an agency assistance request from the Seaside Police dispatch. A Hamlet Fire and Rescue team was on scene with the hiker, but deemed it unsafe to reach and recover the woman on foot and requested Coast Guard helicopter assistance.

A Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene at 5:44 p.m. A rescue swimmer deployed to conduct a hoist and medevaced the woman at 6:49 p.m.

At 6:56 p.m., the patient was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Sector Columbia River and treated for shock and a broken ankle while en route to the hospital.

The Coast Guard urges mariners, hikers and anyone venturing to remote areas to have reliable means of communication to reach first responders.

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