Injured hiker rescued by helicopter - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Injured hiker rescued by helicopter

Posted: Updated:

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).

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Local firefighters, Coast Guard unit collect storm aide for Rota

    Local firefighters, Coast Guard unit collect storm aide for Rota

    Coming to the aid of our brothers and sisters in Rota who are slowly picking up the pieces after Typhoon Mangkhut are the Guam Fire Department and the Western Pacific Islands Association of Fire Chiefs. Recently, they conducted a relief drive and togetherMore >>
    Coming to the aid of our brothers and sisters in Rota who are slowly picking up the pieces after Typhoon Mangkhut are the Guam Fire Department and the Western Pacific Islands Association of Fire Chiefs. Recently, they conducted a relief drive and togetherMore >>
  • Santa Rita fire sends 3 to hospital

    Santa Rita fire sends 3 to hospital

    Three people were rushed to the Guam Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in a structure fire in Santa Rita. Guam Fire Department spokesperson Kevin Reilly says units responded to the fire along Maria Perez St. just before 6 o’clock Thursday

    More >>

    Three people were rushed to the Guam Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in a structure fire in Santa Rita. Guam Fire Department spokesperson Kevin Reilly says units responded to the fire along Maria Perez St. just before 6 o’clock Thursday. 

    More >>
  • Action taken on over 2,000 CLTC leases

    Action taken on over 2,000 CLTC leases

    Action has been taken on the more than 2,000 Chamorro Land Trust leases deemed voidable. As reported, the AG's opinion issued in May categorized CLTC leases as "voidable" and "null and void." Leases not ratified by the board were deemed "voidable, but not

    More >>

    Action has been taken on the more than 2,000 Chamorro Land Trust leases deemed voidable. As reported, the AG's opinion issued in May categorized CLTC leases as "voidable" and "null and void." Leases not ratified by the board were deemed "voidable, but not

    More >>
Powered by Frankly