Coast Guard rescues injured surfer on Oregon Coast

The air crew arrived on scene at 10:37 a.m., picked up the surfer and had the patient to the hospital before 11 a.m.

NEWPORT, Ore. - A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued an injured surfer near Agate Beach on Wednesday morning.

The surfer suffered a head wound and exhaustion, the Coast Guard said.

Dispatchers in Lincoln County contacted the Coast Guard at 10:15 a.m. with a report of two surfers stranded on some rocks.

"The surfer reportedly got separated from his surf board and swam to some nearby rocks where he was hit by a wave and struck his head," the Coast Guard said. A fellow surfer assisted him until help arrived."

The air crew arrived on scene at 10:37 a.m., picked up the surfer and had the patient to the hospital before 11 a.m.

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