Injured hiker rescued from Mount St. Helens

Rescue operation underway for injured hiker on Mount St. Helens (USCG)

On Saturday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office receieved a call about an injured hiker on Mount St. Helens.

The hiker, 32-year-old Brittney A. Fintel from Omaha, Nebraska, reportedly fell near the monitor ridge climbing route.

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched from Astoria to rescue Fintel after officials heard that she may have sustained a severe hip injury.

She was taken to a hospital and her condition is unknown at this time.

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