Hikers looking for eagles get stuck in Beaver Marsh

COQUILLE, Ore. - A couple who went hiking to look for eagles Wednesday morning got lost in swamp brush and had to call 911 for help.

The couple called for help at 10:40 p.m., more than 12 hours after they set out on their hike.

The man had lost his sandals in the process and was barefoot.

A deputy located the two in an area known as the Beaver Marsh, north of Coquille. The swamp vegetation kept him from reaching them.

The deputy called for a Coos County marine deputy in a small boat. The vegetation and access to the waterway delayed the rescue until 4 a.m.

Neither hiker required medical attention, the sheriff's office said.