Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Wilson, an aviation survival technician at Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, is lowered from the helicopter during a cliffside rescue training exercise near Ilwaco, Wash., April 8, 2015. In the background, several beachgoers observe the training until the last helicopter leaves. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Coast Guard cliffhangers in the Pacific Northwest

It is easy for a sunny day to turn sour along the Pacific Northwest. It is easy for someone to find themselves in a precarious position while at the beach or along mountain trails. Learn more about the Coast Guardsmen who come to the rescue!