Coast Guard aircrew medevacs ill fisherman 45 miles off Oregon Coast

A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River aircrew consisting of pilots Lt. Cmdr. James Hannam and Lt. Derrick Rockey, Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Davis, flight mechanic, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Colton Troutway, aviation survival technician, transfer a patient to MEDIX paramedics at the sector's base, July 22, 2018. The patient was medically evacuated off a charter fishing vessel 45 miles off the northern Oregon Coast after experiencing a rapid heart rate. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read.

A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River aircrew , transfer a patient to MEDIX paramedics at the sector’s base, July 22, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read.

WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated an ill fisherman off a charter vessel 45 miles off the northern Oregon Coast, Sunday afternoon.

An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk heliopter from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River safely hoisted the 28-year-old male, who reportedly experienced a rapid heart rate, and transferred him to MEDIX paramedics at the sector’s base.

Sector Columbia River watchstanders received a medical evaluation request from the captain of the vessel Ultra for one of his passengers at 12:20 p.m. After consulting with the flight surgeon, a medevac was recommended, and a Jayhawk aircrew was launched. The aircrew arrived on scene at 1:20 p.m. and conducted the hoist.

The transferred the patient at 2:22 p.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 6-foot seas and 20 mph winds.

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