The U.S. Coast Guard hoisted a tenage girl from the water just off Sunset Beach Friday.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a call reporting the girl in the water off Sunset Beach at approximately 12:50 p.m.
Sector Columbia River diverted an already airborne MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria to the scene. The crew arrived at about 1 p.m. to find a man struggling to rescue the girl in the surf about 100 yards from shore.
The helicopter crew lowered a rescue basket and the man was able to load the girl inside. The crew then hoisted the girl to the helicopter and transported her to Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, where she was placed in the care of awaiting medics.