SEATTLE – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew, from Air Station Astoria (Sector Columbia River), medevac a man aboard a fishing vessel to 75 nautic miles off the Washington coast, the past Monday morning, after the mariner experiencing severe leg pain.
A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew medevac a man from fishing vessel to 75 nautic miles off Washington coast
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received a call from an off-duty Coast Guard officer aboard the vessel at 8:40 a.m., stating a 59-year-old male aboard was suffering severe leg pain. The fishing vessel was located 75 miles west of Westport.
At approximately 10:30 a.m, the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the injured passenger and proceeded en route to Hoquiam Airport. The injured man was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the airport just after 11 a.m.
EMS brought the patient to a local hospital for a higher level of care.
The patient’s current medical condition is unknown.