WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a fisherman reportedly going in and out of consciences from a vessel 48 miles west of Willapa Bay, Washington, Friday.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, hoisted a 30-year-old man and transferred him in stable condition to local EMS personnel waiting at Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor in Westport, Washington.
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders received a medevac request around 9:45 a.m. from the captain of the 57-foot fishing vessel Jager Brooke over VHF channel 16.
“The captain’s quick action in seeking assistance for his crewmember aided in securing his well being,” said Petty Officer 1st Class John Bennett, a situations unit controller at Sector Columbia river. “His initiative ensured our ability to get the fisherman to the medical attention he needed.”
Local EMS transported the mariner to Grays Harbor Community Hospital.
Weather on scene was 9 mph winds and 4-foot high seas.