WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated an ill fisherman from a commercial fishing vessel 100 miles off of Pacific City, Oregon, Tuesday morning.
An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector Columbia River safely hoisted the 37-year-old male, who reportedly experienced difficulty breathing and numbness in extremities, and transferred him to MEDIX paramedics at the sector’s base.
Sector Columbia River watchstanders overheard a radio transmission calling for medical assistance from the vessel Zena D for one of its passengers at 4:42 a.m. After consulting with the flight surgeon, a medevac was recommended, and a Jayhawk aircrew was launched.
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO The aircrew arrived on scene at 7:15 a.m. and conducted the hoist and transferred the patient at 8:15 a.m.
The condition of the fisherman is unknown at this time. The paramedics transported the fisherman to Columbia Memorial Hospital for higher-level medical care.
The on scene sea and weather conditions included 5-foot seas and light wind