Coast Guard airlifts injured logger

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard airlifted a logger who sustained injuries while clearing a tree approximately 15 miles southeast of Newport Beach, Ore.,Wednesday.

Coast Guard Group North Bend received a request for assistance from the Yachats Fire Department in Yachats, Ore., for an injured logger in the Siuslaw National Forest in Ore.

A Coast Guard HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport launched to the scene where the injured patient was airlifted to Coast Guard Air Facility Newport and transported to the hospital by emergency medical personnel.

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