Archive image: An aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Facility Newport arrives on scene during the rescue of seven people trapped on the cliffs near Yaquina Head, Oregon, May 29, 2020. Two Station Yaquina Bay boatcrews aboard 47-foot Motor Lifeboats were positioned offshore as a contingency. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Martini.
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Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew medevac a man Monday afternoon from a 40-foot commercial fishing vessel after suffering a medical emergency 5 nautical miles west of Newport.
Coast Guard Sector North Bend command center received a call from the vessel operator at 1:15 p.m., who reported that a 70-year-old male aboard had had passed out and lost consciousness.
MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter ( SRR) aircrew from Sector North Bend, already airborne conducting training in the area, diverted to the scene.
A Coast Guard aircrew from Sector North Bend medevaced a man July 19, 2021, from a 40-foot commercial fishing vessel after suffering a medical emergency 5 miles west of Newport, Oregon. After the man was hoisted, he was taken to awaiting EMS at the Coast Guard Air Facility in Newport. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Strohmaier.
At approximately 1:45 p.m., the
rescue helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the injured man, and proceeded to the Coast Guard Air Facility in Newport. The patient was transferred in stable condition to awaiting emergency medical services ( EMS) personnel at the air facility just after 2 p.m.
EMS brought the patient to a local hospital for a higher level of care.
The patient’s current medical condition is unknown.
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