by Michele Catahay
Guam - The Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 rescued a cross-country hiker with head and neck injuries on Saturday evening. According to a release, shortly after 5pm that evening, the Guam Fire Department's Search & Rescue Unit received a report of a hiker near Mount Tenjo in Agat, who had suffered from injuries when a boulder fell and struck him on the head while running.
The Rescue unit requested help via the Coast Guard to hoist and transport the hiker to Naval Hospital in Agana Heights for treatment. The units remained on scene after the hoist and assisted fifteen other running club participants to return safely to the trailhead.
The running club members had stayed on scene to care for the injured team member while GFR units responded by land. The Coast Guard urges the public to make early contact with emergency officials and report all marine emergencies to the Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center at 564-USCG (8724).