Hiker rescued after crawling 8 hours for cell service

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — An injured hiker in Washington state has been airlifted to safety after crawling through the forest for eight hours to get cell phone service. KOIN-TV reports Sunday that the hiker was rescued near Olympic National Park around 4 a.m. on Saturday. Authorities say the 26-year-old had fractured his ankle while hiking near Hood Canal, Washington. The U.S. Coast Guard was able to hoist the man from the trail with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter that took off from Port Angeles, Washington. The hiker is being treated at a Seattle hospital.