Coast Guard airlifts injured fisherman

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard airlifted an injured man from a charter fishing vessel 20 miles northwest of Grays Harbor, Wash., today.

At 12:10 p.m., the master of the 57-foot fishing vessel Ranger contacted Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor to request assistance after the 62-year-old man became injured when he slipped and fell on the boat’s deck.

Approximately 12:40 p.m., Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., launched an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist.

At 1:10 p.m., the helicopter crew hoisted the man from the boat and transported him to Grays Harbor County Hospital for further medical treatment.

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