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U.S. Coast Guard rescues stranded hikers in Oregon

NEWPORT, OREGON (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescued a group of hikers in Oregon who became stranded on a rock outcrop near Depoe Bay in Oregon.

Eight hikers got stuck on the rocks at Fogarty Creek State Park when the rising tide came in, creating 15-foot waves that crashed around them.

Dramatic video shows bystanders forming a human chain to rescue one of the hikers who attempted to make a run for the shore, only to get stuck in the frigid, dangerous surf.

The Coast Guard dispatched one of its helicopters based in Newport and arrived on scene within minutes. One hiker was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but is expected to be okay.

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