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Coast Guard aircrew medevac fisherman 25 miles off Tillamook Bay, Oregon

Coast Guard aircrew medevac fisherman 25 miles off Tillamook Bay, Oregon
Archive image: A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew performs a search-and-rescue demonstration alongside a Coast Guard Station Seattle boat crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium in Elliott Bay, Wash., July 31, 2018.
In addition to the demonstration, numerous vessels from the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and the Canadian Navy participated in the yearly event.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi.

TILLAMOOK, Ore.​ — The Coast Guard medevac a 19-year-old fisherman aboard the 38-foot commercial fishing vessel Joseph Tuesday afternoon 25 miles west of Tillamook Bay.

At approximately 1:40 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River (Air Station Astoria) received a call from the vessel’s captain reporting the crew member was experiencing intense fatigue, difficulty breathing and periodically losing feeling in his hands and feet.

An MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew from Sector Columbia River was in flight conducting training when instructed to divert and respond to the call for help.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River (Air Station Astoria) medevac a fisherman from the commercial fishing vessel Joseph Tuesday, May 11, 25 miles west of Tillamook Bay, OR.
The man was reportedly experiencing intense fatigue, difficulty breathing and loss of feeling in his hands and feet. He was transferred to medical personnel shore and taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark / Sector Columbia River.

The rescue helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 2:38 p.m., hoisted the fisherman and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services (EMS) personnel at Sector Columbia River. He was in stable condition upon transfer and was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital.

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