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Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 25 miles off Tillamook Bay, OR


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Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 25 miles off Tillamook Bay, OR


 Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 25 miles off Tillamook Bay, OR

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TILLAMOOK, Ore. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 19-year-old crew member 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 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-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Sector Columbia River was in flight conducting training when instructed to divert and respond to the call for help.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 2:38 p.m., hoisted the fisherman and transported him to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Sector Columbia River. He was in stable condition upon transfer and was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital.

-USCG-

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