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.
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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