GOLD BEACH, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 19-year-old man from Siletz who was reportedly suffering lower gastrointestinal bleeding aboard a commercial fishing vessel 30 miles west of Gold Beach, Monday.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely transferred the man to emergency medical services personnel waiting at Coast Guard Air Station North Bend, who took him by ambulance to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a relay call requesting medical attention for the man at 12:21 p.m. from the crew of the 80-foot commercial fishing vessel Miss Berdie.
The aircrew arrived on scene at 2:20 p.m. and flew the man to emergency medical care.
The man reported he was not in any pain but had suffered from similar gastrointestinal issues in the past and required medical attention.
The crew of Miss Berdie was reportedly fishing for Pacific whiting at the time of the rescue.