Coast Guard medevac man from tug boat 60 miles off Grays Harbor, WA

Coast Guard medevac man from tug boat 60 miles off Grays Harbor, WA
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Sector / Air Station Columbia River prepares to medevac an injured man from a vessel off the Washington coast on Feb. 18, 2021. The man was suffering from a head laceration.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Strohmaier / Sector Columbia River.

ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew medevac an injured man Thursday afternoon from the tug boat Commitment, 60 nautical miles off Grays Harbor.

At approximately 2 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River were notified over​ VHF-FM channel 16 that a crew member aboard had sustained a laceration to the face and eye while working in the vessel’s engine room and required medical attention.

Coast Guard medevac man from tug boat 60 miles off Grays Harbor, WA
Tug boat Commitment.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Strohmaier / Sector Columbia River.

At 2:45 p.m., an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue aircrew departed from Sector / Air Station Columbia River in Warrenton, Ore., to respond.

The injured man was safely hoisted from the vessel at approximately 3:30 p.m. and then transported to awaiting emergency medical personnel at the sector.

Coast Guard medevac man from tug boat 60 miles off Grays Harbor, WA
A man is tended too by awaiting EMS after he was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter crew from a vessel off the Washington coast on Feb. 18, 2021. The man was suffering from a head laceration.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Strohmaier / Sector Columbia River.

The mariner was in stable condition when the Coast Guard transferred him to awaiting emergency medical service (EMS) personnel, around 4:15 p.m., and inmediately was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.

-USCG-

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